Anyway, enough about Ode (which by itself deserves high marks for innovation and positivity!). I wanted to point to an article about Patricia and Microjustice Bolivia (update: the aticle is now live online. I urge you read and inject a smile to your day!
Ode magazine article on Patricia van Nispen and Microjustice in Bolivia
WOW! I'm soooo happy to hear from a friend and colleague of Ode's article of microjustice!!! Not surprising, since Ode was founded in the Netherlands by its two journatlist founders-Jurriaan Kamp and Helene de Puy. Dubbed the magazine for 'Intelligent Optimists', Ode serves to counter the current news culture by delivering only positive news, in particular, about people and ideas that change the world. From Ode's website, the vision was to "create an alternative to mainstream publications, a magazine that was open to new inspirations and new visions from around the world." While Ode was published in Dutch for the first nine years of its existence, Kamp and de Puy, who are partners in marriage as well as in publishing, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 to launch the English-language edition of the magazine.