craigslist houseshare ad: “i have a garden growing in my shower so you have to use eco-friendly hair products. you will see worms and other insects, and you will occasionally see a spider too but they all help out the ecosystem.”
I’m all for using graywater to water plants. (Green) thumbs up for this!
As most of you already know, yesterday I discovered that a large amount of my photographs were used without permission by DKNY in a Bangkok window display.
In response, I publicly asked DKNY to make a $100,000 donation in my name to the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA, so that deserving kids could go to Summer Camp.
They made a $25,000 donation in my name. That really made me happy. I went to bed last night thinking about all the kids who’d be going to summer camp.
But then I started thinking about the kids who wouldn’t be going to summer camp. And I thought: “You know what, wouldn’t it be awesome (and fun) if we made a $75,000 donation?” That way, a bunch more kids could go to summer camp!
So help HONY make a $75,000 donation to the YMCA. That would bring the grand total to $100,000 and provide 300 deserving kids with an entire two weeks of summer camp. These camps give kids such a wonderful, affirming experience. For certain kids, from certain neighborhoods, it could very well be the best two weeks of their life.
Unfortunately, I can’t afford to give goodies this time. Our Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser tapped me out. But I think there’s enough heart in this group to raise the full $75,000. I’m really counting pennies right now, but I’m going to throw in $100 myself.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to share a bit about Romance.
When amorous Arkansans—and Oklahomans, and Missourians, and even to-be-weds from across the pond—want to mail their wedding invites and valentines from the sweetest of ZIP codes, they send them from a sprite of a hamlet midway between Little Rock and Heber Springs. In Romance, U.S. Postal Service folks still take the time to hand-stamp each invitation with their coveted postmark. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at a tiny post office with a big heart.
30,000 = Approximate number of wedding invitationsand valentines hand-stamped and mailedfrom the Romance post office last year
2 = Number of postmaster relief employees at the Romance post office
72136 = Romance’s ZIP code
1990 = The year that the Postal Service’s “Love” stampwas introduced to the public from Romance
1,772 = Population of Romance
10 = Miles from Romance to neighboring Joy, Ark.
(From February 2013)
This is probably the most precious thing you’ll read all day.