Charity for Publicity

I was listening to some people have a discussion this morning that was mostly about charity.  Eventually, the conversation turned to people/organizations/corporations who advertise their charitable givings for good publicity.  Some people in the group expressed their misgivings about such behavior.

My feelings on the subject is that it does not matter why people behave charitably.  Why do we think it necessary to judge a person’s motivation when they are doing the charitable thing?  As long as the good work is getting done, the motivation for doing such can be a moot point.

*On a side note, it was Cornel West who said, “Never confuse charity with justice.”

Yours Truly

What’s your current obsession?

The scale (as usual).


What’s your weirdest obsession?




What are you wearing today?


The shirt I got for running that half-marathon.




Why is today special?

There is nothing I HAVE to do before going to work at 5:00pm.


What’s the last thing you bought?

Mandarin Chicken Salad at Wendy’s with Erica.      


What are you listening to right now?
“Birken Street” by Peter Breinholt & Big Parade.


What’s your favorite weather?

Spring or Fall.



What’s your most challenging goal right now?
Losing weight.  Officially the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  Oh, maybe I should of said finishing grad school.



If you were having someone coming over for dinner,
what’s would be on the menu?
Asian Barbecued Pork Loin
Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Broccoli with Orange Sauce
Rasberry Chocolate Cheesecake.


If you could have a house totally paid for,
fully furnished anywhere in the world,
where would you like it to be?

What would you like to have in your hands right now?




What would you like to get rid of?
All the stuff I never or rarely use.



If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour,
here would you go?
A certain city in a certain country to be with a certain person.

Girl and boy whispering 1

Which language do you want to learn?


What super power would you like to possess?
Time Travel.


What’s your favorite thing about the city you live in?
Soccer and basketball every Wednesday night.


What’s your favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My new dress.



What’s your dream job?
Someone dealing with international social justice or doing counseling.

What are you most proud of?






Nothing yet.