Philanthropy

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Maybe your name is
on a wall and mine’s unknown,
but we do both give.

I met a guy once who said it was really important that the woman he dates volunteers in some capacity. It was an understandable quality to look for – certainly an admirable one – and it had me reflecting on my own benevolence. Though grateful for my time on organized Habitat-for-Humanity type trips and Christmas time food drives, those experiences impacted me far less than the smaller moments where I’ve given a literal starving artist a pen and paper, or sat and talked with a woman who lost her job due to bipolar disorder. Sitting blankly across from my philanthropic, kind-hearted date, he must’ve taken my silence as a “dealbreaker” – that I don’t volunteer, but really I’m in my head wondering if it’s selfish to be so inefficient with my generosity? Or is compassion in any way the right way?

I’m back!

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Online anyway. I’ve been in New York working on the sequel to Haiku To Fall in Love To, and after a substantial adjustment period, am back on the haiku train.   Thanks all for your patience.

Some of you have asked if the next book will be longer and the answer is YES!  I’ll leave the rest as a surprise, but do keep checking in for updates.  We are planning for release Summer 2018.

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