Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First Post of 2010

I've been mulling different posts around in my head for a couple of weeks now, but as of yet I obviously haven't gotten down to the business of writing them. To date, the list includes:

1. The Top Five Review of all of the chaos and festivities of the holidays.

2. The list of new year's resolutions that will inevitably not be followed much past Ground Hog's Day.

3. A manifesto about the state of my job and my boss' ridiculous behavior that I'm sure would end with me stating that I should just suck it up, be thankful I have a job at all and then proceed with me continuing in the same crappy state of mind for another six months.

4. Some sort of pop culture babbling.

5. Several posts about the crazy-assed goings on with my state's football and men's basketball teams. Most notably and arguably the most crazy-assed being last night's development that - just beware - I will most certainly be ranting about in the near future. For now I will only repeat what I have been muttering to myself since about 10:30 last night: Youhavegottobekiddingmeyouunfuckingbelievablesonofabitch.

But, after a brief reality check, I decided that instead of writing about any of these things right now I am only going to post links to where money can be donated to relief efforts in Haiti.

A moment ago I channelled the effort I was exerting with my cursing into donating to Episcopal Relief and Development. For what its worth, ERD doesn't go to other countries to proselytize or baptise anyone. They provide disaster relief and support existing organizations and efforts within communities that are already doing good things with regard to clean water, sustainable agriculture, education and so on.

If you are looking for a place to donate and don't want to be churchy about it, Treehugger had a post today that listed other reputable organizations already working in Haiti who also have an environmental focus:

Architecture for Humanity: helps to design and build safe and clean living structures in developing countries that also protect the resources of the communities. They are taking donations now to help provide shelter for earthquake victims in Haiti.

The Lambi Fund of Haiti: works for economic justice and sustainable development in Haiti through community water projects, reforestation, mico-credit lending for entrepreneurs, and food security for the poor.

3 comments:

Carrie said...

I have been so looking forward to a new post from you!! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on your list.

And what a nice idea to list agencies to that are there to help! Such a tragic situation.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Well writ, madam. It's deplorable to think well-intentioned people would donate money to a scam--just the good ones, people! There are plenty!

Cha Cha said...

Welcome back!

I snorted yogurt through my nose (not easy - not at all) upon reading your "Youhavegottobekiddingmeyouunfuckingbelievablesonofabitch" comment. Kiffin is acting like he's just going back to a beloved employer. THIS IS COLLEGE FOOTBALL! It's so much moooooore!

Ahem.

Also, kudos on encouraging Haiti relief and pimping Episcopal Relief & Development. One of the things I love about being an Episcopalian is that we really don't try to change people to our way of thinking ... we just try to accept and help them.

I'm rambling. Love your post. Welcome back!