Another year the annual farewell bidding goodbye to what has been to embrace what might be new. We raise a glass to all that was, and kiss opportunity. Another year, another chance. This year say goodbye to resolutions and welcome transformation. Let go of certainty and embrace the hand of doubt. Abandon your pursuit of … More Another Year
Each Advent season leading up to Christmas I find myself reacting negatively to two opposing seasonal realities. One is a reaction against the commercialism surrounding the season, the packed malls, busy streets, and the rushed and rude behaviour ardent Christmas shoppers. The other is a reaction to the mantra that well-meaning people dust off every … More This Year DON’T Keep Christ in Christmas
Don’t get me wrong I have no real problem with charity. There are times when charity is appropriate. This time of the year charity is everywhere in Christmas hampers for the poor, volunteers at soup kitchens, or toys for kids. Sometimes people need, sometimes desparately need, a little charity. The problem with charity is that … More This Year Give a Hand Up not a Hand out
I’m going to keep this short and sweet as its a fairly simple idea. This year make something and give it away as a present. Skip the mall. Bypass Costco. Boycott ebay. This year don’t just be a consumer, be a producer. We’ve all given and received gifts that involved very little thought or effort: … More This Year Make Something and then Give it Away
In part 2 of my Alternative, Guilt Free, Anti-Capitalist, World Changing, Non-Sucking Advent Gift Giving Guide I suggest that you give hope. What does hope look like? What does hope sound like? What does hope smell like??? Well for many people all over the world hope takes the form of a goat. Yes a noisy, … More This Year Give Hope, Give a Goat!!!