Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Pamie, I donated again this year! I sent New Paths to Power: American Women 1890-1920 and The Journal of Jedediah Barstow: An Emigrant On The Oregon Trail to the Rancho San Diego branch -- since we and most of our friends probably qualify as 'young families' it just felt right to send them there. Women rock, and so does History. Besides, I ate that Oregon Trail shit up when I was a kid. Do you remember the computer game? We had one Apple computer in our classroom when I was in elementary school -- it was probably a 'Lisa' or something arcane like that -- but the most awesomest thing in the world was to get to play Oregon Trail on that computer for a while in the afternoon. Well, that and making Print Shop banners and ripping the rows of holes off the edges.

Anyway, thanks for spearheading this effort again! My website, upon which I linked to your site and donation page (for all 3 of my regular readers) is http://affilare.typepad.com.

BUT, I was thinking maybe that you could provide a different link for my donations instead. I'm from South Carolina, and as lovely a place as it can be, it also consistently leads the nation in domestic violence statistics. And since women DO rock, and no woman should forget that she rocks, I'm requesting a link to Safe Harbor, a local organization that runs anonymous shelters and support systems for abused women and children. They take all sorts of donations -- money, food, general stuff -- and they do a tremendous lot of good in the community for a lot of people that don't have much of a voice. Since we're in the charitable, helping, and donaterly spirit and all. AND, donations to Safe Harbor are tax deductible.

Thanks so much for showing us again how the power of the internet can be used for good!

(And they even had a few showings of Fahrenheit 9/11 here in Greenvegas! I couldn't believe it, bastion of conservativism that it is. These are the things that offer a ray of hope to a liberal in Republican-land!)



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