One of my favorite musicians (and not only because he is on tour on an Xtracycle, hauling his cello down the Atlantic coast) is the amazing Ben Sollee. We were fortunate to be able to see him perform in Chattanooga over the summer, even got to speak with him briefly after the concert. His album Learning to Bend is at the top of my favorites list – if you ever have the change to see him, you should not miss. Anyway, he is currently on tour, raising money for OXFAM America Unwrapped. I decided to make a donation.
Today, I received an acknowledgement card from OXFAM – you know, the card you can send to someone stating that a gift has been made in their honor, etc. I don’t know why, but one of the first thoughts that entered my head was that I should send this thing off to my “pals” Deminski & Doyle – thinking how much I would love for them to read the words, “I bought a bicycle for you”. Then again, considering what total asshats they are, I suspect any mention of fighting social injustice and helping people overcome poverty would only become mutilated fodder for their shock-jock broadcast.
Decided to save myself the postage.
Anyway, I hope you will find the words inside of the card as inspiring as I did, and perhaps consider making a donation to OXFAM this holiday season: