The Good, The Bad and The Worthy

Check out www.aworknprogress.com for more! “You should live every day like it’s your last day because one day you’re gonna be right.” -Ray CharlesAnybody who knows me knows that I do what I want. Or maybe I should rephrase that – I only do what I want to do. I mean in my leisure time/me time, not like work and hold doors open for people. If I don’t want to do it, I don’t. If I don’t want to go with y’all, I don’t. If I don’t want to participate on that committee, I don’t. And on....more

Doing Good: MindUp Project

Doing good in the world feels good!  After meeting Goldie Hawn via Twitter (see Touched by Twitter Stardust for more) I decided I want to help a little with sharing twhat she's doing right now via The Hawn Foundation. There's a bargain in it for you if you can make this event in NYC. I make no money off of it. I'm just here to put out a little more good in the world!...more

Motherly Advice

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~Anne Frank   If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.  ~Mother Teresa   ...more

How to use your food (or non-food) blog to save the world

What is stopping you from using your food blog—or, really, any blog you write—to save the world? What is your barrier to entry into that place where your blog goes beyond telling a story and actually serves as a platform for the causes about which you’re most passionate?That was the question asked by Lydia Walshin of A Perfect Pantry and Drop In & Decorate® cookies for donation at the end of How Food Blogs Can Save The World, our panel at BlogHerFood ’09, and a worthy question which which to grapple. The participants in the panel--who also included Pim Techamuanvivit, who has raised more than $250,000 through her Menu For Hope event on Chez Pim, and Valerie Harrison of More Than Burnt Toast, who will release a fundraising cookbook in November as part of the efforts of BloggerAid: Changing the Face of Famine--were in various stages of their efforts, and they wanted to share their expertise with conference attendees....more

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What Does Doing Good Mean to You?

As I mentioned on Wednesday, I've been thinking about how to spend the 40 days before my 40th birthday in a have-fun, do-good way to celebrate this particular aging transition. It's pretty easy to come up with ways to have fun, but I've been thinking a lot about what it means to "do good." Here are some of the way Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines it: ...more