Sunday, April 4, 2010
The Sunday Salon: Birthday Edition
Getting this week's Sunday Salon right under the wire this evening, but I have a good excuse. My birthday was this weekend, today was Easter, and work has gotten interesting. I've been preoccupied this week with a job offer - which I have happily accepted - so the next few weeks are going to be a little crazy 'round here with beginnings and endings.
I wanted to visit the bookstore for my birthday, but didn't have a chance to get up to the mall. Instead, I found myself dropping off library books and although I have plenty of library books still at home and had no reason to even glance in the direction of the New Books shelf (oh, who am I kidding?) I figured that it couldn't hurt to look.
(And I started to, right there in the library ... and imagine my shock when on the very page I turned to, Kathy wrote about that very speech I'd been in the audience for!) It's about how all of us have the power to be philanthropists - that it doesn't take big checks with multiple zeroes to be considered such. That designation isn't just the property of those with wealth. We all have the potential to be charitable, to change the world through our gifts, even if they aren't of the amount that will get our names on buildings. It's about finding your philanthropic passions and ways you can support them, even in small ways (especially in small ways).
This book moves quickly, so in that regard I think it would be a good choice for Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon, which is coming up this Saturday, April 10. I'm not signing up this time around - although I will likely read and cheerlead unofficially. I'll be travelling to Baltimore's Inner Harbor right after the Read-a-Thon (any good independent bookstores I should visit in the area or any other bookish-things to do?) so will need to get things in order on the home front, rather than reading.
Happy Easter to all who celebrated the holiday today and for those who didn't, I hope you had a great weekend too.
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