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This is what the living do…
There are disclaimers on the home page and elsewhere, but I thought it best to reiterate here that this is my personal blog and is not, I repeat, not, affiliated with any group, institution, or organization. I did look into creating a non profit organization with the mission being to raise money to help me pay for college, but it is expensive and involves a lot of paperwork. So, until such time as I thoroughly research the subject (I certainly do not want to piss off the IRS), you will just have to take my word that the funds will be used strictly as intended.
There are Paypal donation buttons and my headline campaign and they all link to the one and only Paypal account held by the owner of this site, me. Any amounts that you see donated have just been from me to my Paypal account to make online purchases. For 2018, however, I will be restricting my online purchases to absolutely necessary items; like Red Sox apparel, softball equipment, and books about quantum physics.
I’m not expecting any donations really, but it can’t hurt to ask. Example: earlier this year, April or May, I sent a letter to the Letters Foundation which is a charity run by Warren Buffet’s sister Doris, aka The Sunshine Lady. After almost ten months of not hearing anything I received an email, out of the blue, from her organization request my financial information with the reiterated anti-guarantee of an award. Still, unlooked for success and/or miracles may be skulking around every corner. So, Be Prepared!
Here’s to a warm and safe and prosperous New Year. I’ve got another semester to hunker down and add a couple of 1/100 ths to my GPA, which currently stands at 3.93. Another year to learn how to live life as a sober, but not necessarily sane, person and when things seem tough and I can’t possibly wait through one more class, or suffer one more rejection, I will constantly remember the words of my namesake poet, Marie Howe, “This is what the living do”.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Misfit College Fund 2018