In which I thank all the 2023 Movember donors, and I encourage spreading the love.
Here are the places you can donate to the Movember Foundation, which supports men’s health, specifically focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health:
Mary Pat Campbell’s MoSpace – a place to donate at Movember itself
My Movember Facebook fundraiser – my officially linked fundraiser, if this works better for you
And here’s a QR code if that works better for you:
Dante: Building a Modern Hell - something I wrote in 1995, re: Niven & Pournelle’s Inferno vs. Dante’s
Mrs. Jellyby - Mrs. Jellyby and the Domination of Causes, essay by Jim Forest
While few in the peace movement so radically neglect those in their care, unfortunately I cannot think of Mrs. Jellyby merely as a gross caricature. When my wife and I talked about her recently, we could think of several people, of both sexes, resembling her in many details: people with a certain legitimate concerns and noble goals who engage themselves so fully that their fixation wrecks havoc in the lives of those around them, driving many people they intended to influence, even their own sons and daughters, in the opposite direction.
Milton, On His Blindness
When I consider how my light is spent,
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one Talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my Soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
My true account, lest he returning chide;
“Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?”
I fondly ask. But patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, “God doth not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts; who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
And post o’er Land and Ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait.”
Works of Mercy
Corporal Works of Mercy - examples from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Visit prisoners and ransom the hostage
Bury the dead
Give alms to the poor
Instructing the ignorant
Counseling the doubtful
Admonishing the sinner
Comforting the sorrowful
Bearing wrongs patiently
Praying for the living and the dead
Educational charities I support
BEAM — Bridge to Enter Advanced Math
My post on BEAM:
Donors Choose: I often find small projects in local communities to support here
Once I bought ALL of the Dr. Seuss books for kids to populate a classroom.
I often pick special needs classrooms in New York.
Learning Ally: I used to record math and computer science textbooks for them when I worked in NYC.
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