It’s the season for giving. I’m ahead of the game on my annual giving, but She Who Is Perfect In All Ways is just now getting started on her charitable giving. I’ll be giving to Spirit of America although too late to count for any of the weblog groups. Ah well, I suspect they’ll accept the donation anyway.
One of the organizations SWIPIAW was looking at is Heifer International. The basic concept is to buy live farm animals for impoverished people because it’s a gift that rewards work and gives for years afterwards. SWIPIAW liked this idea but then she picked up the catalog and said “Uh-oh, there are Hollywood celebreties on the cover”. She was immediately suspicious, especially after we say personal testimonies from Susan Sarandon and Ed Asner. That was two big strikes. But the next page had Patricia Heaton which made it a wash. In the end, I think SWIPIAW will be able to make a fair judgement despite the endorsement of people like Walter Cronkite.