Eleanor Roosevelt on maturity
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in…
Turning Onto 49
I just turned 49. Life’s only getting better! I can hear you asking, “What can I do to help Brent celebrate?” Here’s the answer: Donate to Matt Mullenweg’s mycharity:water campaign. I did. Go be a donor. You’ll feel good. You will help. Thanks! You can celebrate my birthday until further notice… <;-)
All I Want For Christmas
I had a hard time writing my Christmas wish list. Finally, I realized: if it’s that hard to write a wish list, I don’t need anything. Maybe you’re in the same sleigh. If you want to give this Christmas, here’s a list. They have no problem knowing what they need. American Red Cross. Give money,…
Quote of the Day — Winston Churchill
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. Winston Churchill Found on my desk in the fortune cookie accompanying the Intel Community Giving Campaign brochure.
Life Lists — Before You Die
I remember Kindergarten. We sat around low tables in little chairs. We took naps on thin mats. We had lots of recesses. We pulled each other around in a red wagon following a curvy line on the playground. We pushed creamy paint around on slick paper. We had special songs to sing whenever anyone showed…
Generosity Index v. Income and Poverty
In my recent post, Generosity index: what about those rich, greedy Republicans?, I displayed a table showing states that voted Republican are more generous according to the “generosity index.” I received the following response from Art in the comments. In politics, the opposing parties are forever trying to paint their opponents as morally lacking as…
Generosity index: what about those rich, greedy Republicans?
A couple of days ago, I responded to Fred Clark’s claim at slacktivist that “[i]t is not possible to endorse the work of charitable agencies [* * *] while simultaneously working to eliminate the estate tax.” The discussion has continued in the comments at slacktivist. In the comments, I used the “generosity index” to support…
Homeless Worldview Test
Seth Godin asks: Is this: someone in real need of help someone you should give money to someone who will take whatever money you give and go buy a substance that makes his problem worse someone you should cross the street to avoid Although Seth tries to help with a hint, “there is no right…
More evidence of true American generosity. Amazingly, this is not the first time Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million. She also donated after the September 11 attack.