Dec 11, 2015
This time of year we’re flooded with appeals. All from worthy causes. It can be so overwhelming (and even depressing). Where to start? Can we really do anything to help make a real difference? And, we’re surrounded by people telling us how absolutely terrible everything is! It’s hopeless! There’s NOTHING WE CAN DO! Oh. Please. Newsflash—the world has always been a big, horrible mess full of scary, awful things. It’s also full of wonderful people and miraculous things. We can choose in live in
Dec 04, 2015
This Friday’s Do Good. Do Well. post.
I’ve volunteered off and on with Roadrunner Food Bank here in New Mexico. A terrific organization which serves thousands across the state. This time of year, they’re typically flooded with food donations. Some of which they have to throw away (I’ve done the down and dirty sorting. Anything dented gets thrown out. Anything older than six months past sell buy date. And then there are the “clean out Mom’s pantry” donations…some of the cans are sorta fun, in
Nov 20, 2015
Heads Up: Today, I’m talking about a personal passion instead of biz, We all can make a difference in small ways. Those small ways add up to big change. So, I’m resuming my Friday “Do Good. Do Well” posts. Each Friday I’m going to post ideas about how we can all listen to our better angels, counter the fear, stop the toxic silliness…make a difference!
The past week we’ve seen an appalling outpouring of (and pandering to) fear, loathing and downright hysteria. And,many of us despair about
Jan 11, 2013
And so we come to Friday and another Do Good Do Well post. Today, let’s review some history - what can/should “do good do well” really mean?
As friends and regular readers know, I’m a history geek; I’ve got a couple of crammed, jammed shelves (and more than one stack) of history books - medieval, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, kings, queens, etc. etc. One whole shelf is American history and presidents. And, I was once a sociology major. So I’m fascinated by the “discussions” and “debates” on the
Dec 21, 2012
Day 5 of Do Good, Do Well Week
This week, I’ve been posting ideas on how to help worthy causes. None of which take much time or even effort. Ask your party guests to make a donation instead of bringing a hostess gift. Shop local. Shop at your local thrift (You shop anyway.) Ask nonprofits to NOT give you that free gift.
So, here we are at my last idea for the week. Which is…do what I’ve been doing all week.
If you are active online, you can spread the word very easily. Got an idea? Want
Dec 20, 2012
Day 4 of Do Good, Do Well Week
Regular readers know I’m a huge fan of buying local…and, as past president of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance, I should be, right? So, sure I’m a bit prejudiced, but…
It’s more fun to buy local. Also, more dollars stay in your community. And, if you have a problem, you can look the biz owner in the eye (or reach them on the phone, without going through 18 layers of assistants.)
We’re very lucky here in the quirky burque to have many artisans,
Dec 19, 2012
Day Three of Do Good, Do Well Week
You’re shopping anyway, right? And, if you’re like me, not just any gift will do. You want special, unique, memorable! Unfortunately, way too much holiday shopping is about mass consumption of mass produced goods..and gifts are soon forgotten (even while you’re likely still paying for them…) So, do something different this year (and for any gift occasion.)
I enjoy visiting Pottery Barn and Anthropologie (both are just down the street from my house.) The
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