Category Archives: charity

Starbucks & Paying It Forward

My dear friend, gadfly extraordinaire Steve Dew, posted the following status update on Facebook just now: These “pay it forward” stories get my goat as much as they get his. I find the act of buying a coffee for someone … Continue reading

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The War of the Slogans

Breast cancer awareness and prevention nonprofits … sigh … Komen for the Cure™ is notorious for defending their mark, some might say to the point of mean, nasty, ridiculousness. Save the Ta-Tas is notorious for, well, if you’ve read my … Continue reading

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Role Models for Charity

The Astros have finally offered some insight into why they nixed the gala benefiting HAWC, and the whole Astros’ Wives organization, and it doesn’t sound very nice. From the Houston Chronicle: But as public opinion on social media was turning against … Continue reading

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Extra iPods?

We have two in our household, not to mention our combined record, CD, and cassette tape collections plus satellite radio. We need never suffer a moment’s silence again. It turns out that by raising $1,000 for the Houston Area Women’s … Continue reading

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Hello, IRS?

I’ve been thinking a great deal about the story of an alumnus suing Strake Jesuit because, even though he made a large contribution, his son was not admitted. There’s so much to say! But here’s one point I’ve not heard … Continue reading

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From Awareness to Action: Five Things You Can DO NOW to Help Find a Cure for Breast Cancer

I worry that I may alienate some friends and allies by being so cranky about breast cancer awareness. I feel at times like I need to share my breast cancer bona fides, share my family’s medical history or personal stories, … Continue reading

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Green from Pink Makes Me See Red

Attention! I do not buy products featuring pink ribbons! I actually go out of my way to pick a product that hasn’t been pink-washed. Look, I applaud companies that donate to nonprofit causes. I often make the choice to support … Continue reading

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