Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Nothing About Trump

I'm thinking that everyone needs a break from politics. I know I do. This morning as I turned on the TV I wondered how long it would take for me to hear the word "Trump." The set came on and it was the first word out of the mouth of the announcer. The crawl underneath his face said "Trump blah, blah, blah, whatever......"

Is it just me or has the world gone Trump-crazy? I mean okay, he won the election and sure, he's a bit offbeat, a lot off-kilter, totally off-message and probably completely off his meds, but really, there are other things to discuss. Like Daylight Savings Time, which I hate. It is now 4:37 in the afternoon here in Maine, and it is pitch black outside. I find that annoying. Or the fact that when you eat out they put a ton of salt in your food, which is why it tastes good and you think what a great chef, until later when you feel like crap. Or how all the TV commercials about the Christmas holidays are about shopping and spending and buying and gifting but never a word about the baby Jesus.

Another subject that pops into my mind this time of year, especially since my mailbox in December overflows with a ridiculous amount of begging on paper, is charitable giving. Now there's a subject that rarely comes up in conversation. Like at a party, nobody ever says, "So, what's your favorite charity?" At least they haven't said that to me. To fill that gap, I'll ask it here: What's your favorite charity? Following is my list of my favorites; send them money! Besides helping you get into Heaven, it's tax deductible.

     Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
     St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
     The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
     The Ronald McDonald House
     The Make-A-Wish Foundation

1 comment:

  1. Nice list ... to which I add
    Carnegie-Mellon University