Tuesday, September 04, 2007
In addition to registering for the usual selfish presents, we also registered for Kiva loans, a system that supports microfinance institutions by allowing donors to give no-interest loans to micro-entrepeneurs in developing countries. A number of people made loans, and I'll be very interested to see how it turns out.
And we registered for TerraPass for carbon offsets, something I need to do more of.
Final note: I often think the whole "personal is political" concept involves an overblown sense of self-importance, but the idea that my wife and I can participate in something so wonderful while a gay or lesbian couple cannot is simply beyond ridiculous. I know good-hearted people who disagree, and I just don't think they're reflecting on it hard enough.
And now - off travelling for a few days!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
A repost from September 4, 2007
(Original here. Reposting seemed relevant to California's election on Tuesday.)