Alternative Gifts: Giving of Yours and Yourself

December 14, 2008

We have a lot of material crap in the world.  And most of it is distributed extremely unfairly.  For example, some of us have never known what it’s like to be hungry (let alone starving), while a huuuge swath of the world’s population wonders whether their next meal will come at all (let alone where it will come from).

You’ve heard this all before.  Here’s something easy that you can do about it — maybe it will help you come away from the holiday season feeling a bit better about yourself and the world:  Give the people you love an “alternative gift” — a donation in their honor to a cause that you and/or they care about.

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Alphabet Stew: Mentil Soup

November 28, 2008

Just saw one of my cousins for the first time in a while.  Damn great news.  He just released a new album with his group:

Alphabet Stew (a group concocted, naturally, from a host of PDX hip-hop luminaries, including Sandpeople members Al-One and DJ Sparks, producer Andy B, and DJ Wels)

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