Posted tagged ‘charity’


August 21, 2022

charityMy wife, Muri, and I could hardly be called philanthropists, but we do our best to support charities.  We have been most fortunate in our lives and it only seems right.  Muri mostly takes care of the medical research organizations like the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.  We usually support research in areas that have affected us, our family and friends.  Monthly, she donates to one or two of our causes, using a rotation formula only she knows.  I donate monthly to several causes and donate, mostly online, to causes as the urge strikes me.   In addition to medical causes, I donate to animal causes like the ASPCA and Humane society and to environmental causes like the Sierra Club.   And political contributions.   I never made political donations until 2020, when Trump was threatening to get four more years.   I donated to anti-Trump organizations like The Lincoln Project, to the Democratic Party and to critical democratic candidates, quite generously for a mostly non-political guy. (more…)

Helping Others

January 20, 2010

I don’t know if the heartbreaking pictures coming in from Haiti following the 7.0 earthquake that hit that impoverished nation one week ago were the impetus for this week’s topic on Top Sites Tuesday #43, but they certainly could be.    Unfortunately, behind the headlines, poverty, genocide, drought and tyranny could yield pages of photos just as heartbreaking.    Closer to home … in one of the the most affluent nations in the world … 4.0 percent of U.S. households experience hunger and frequently skip meals or eat too little, sometimes going without food for a whole day. (more…)