Monday, January 17, 2011
I have been extremely busy of late. I am moving my family from my cozy, conservative corner of Oregon, right into the heart of darkness near the Oregon coast and the liberal hell of California. I did meet an interesting individual here. He is a lib, but I meet all sorts on the journey of life, and there is more to life than politics so I do not let something like that interfere with meeting new people. This guy is soon to be off to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. HOW COOL IS THAT?!? Part of this venture is an attempt to raise funds for the children that live at the foot of the mountain for food and education. I rarely support causes, especially outside the United States, but this is a worthy goal. With the upcoming move, and the nearly five hundred mile weekly, weekend commute, I have little in the way of money to help support this venture. Despite my perpetually broke status, at least it fells that way, there are other ways support a good cause. Having said that, here is my small effort to support a worthy cause. I highly recommend that you check out this site, and if you feel up to it and have the means, then please consider making a donation and help support the cause. I have also included a link in my "Other Blogs of Interest" section. If you can find the time, I also recommend reading the near daily blog detailing the author's training for his ascent. I have to admit to a small amount of jealousy. I would love the opportunity to climb a mountain like that if it was not for the whole pesky crippled leg, smoking and being out of shape things. I hope all have had a great Christmas season and I plan to return to writing on my normal schedule tomorrow.