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Sat Mar 29, 2014, 07:45 PM

My Ship Sails Ever Closer

That ship hasn't quite docked yet, but still she's at the mouth of the harbor now instead of far off on the horizon.

Before I get into any details at all, first let me say that I'm not here to sell anything or solicit donations. If someone wants to know more, they can always just PM me.

But my happy news touches on something I've mentioned here before - my volunteer efforts on behalf of my favorite charity, PetFoodStamps.org - special to me partly because I'm currently a recipient. They're NY-based and thoroughly vetted to suit any reasonable person. Anyway, it seems every time I turn around there's something new in the mix including an internet radio show debuting next week and soon even a new internet portal. Using my regular non-internet pen name (not IrishAyes), I get to head several groups and write newsletters and press releases, interview people, all sorts of fun stuff. And yes, there's a lot more than free dog food every month in the pipeline.

Please understand I'm 68 and never expected to stumble into a dream career at this point in life. Food for my furkids was awfully hard to come by, though, and I just started volunteering early on. Now look what it's morphing into. I could do all this stuff just as easily in my salad years but never got the real break being offered to me now. After his military career, my ex first went to work at a major ad agency in Los Angeles as their photographer/writer. Guess who wound up writing half his copy and editing the rest, and yes, I'm still mad 30 years later because they refused to give me so much as unpaid credit. At that time the only female on staff was the boss' daughter.

At risk of repeating myself, I wanted to bring up the subject one more time, not to toot my own horn (although we all love to do that) but to urge others to volunteer whenever/wherever they're able. Doing good can be good for us in many ways! No telling what might happen. I'm also impressed with the business plan involved, because half the profits from the commercial enterprise will be dedicated to funding the charity. In addition, opportunity for anyone to turn over a little easy extra cash will soon be in effect, and I'd be remiss in my social duty if I failed to share that.

I even asked Skinner before posting this time, and he was kind enough to give permission while still advising me not to, umm... wear my ad copy writer hat while doing so. I sincerely hope this present effort meets his approval as well as that of DU at large. IF AND ONLY IF you might be interested in details, feel free to drop by my mailbox. I'll never say anything else about this on the front pages again. That will be an easy promise to keep, because I'm going to be increasingly swamped very soon.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014, 09:10 PM

1. Good for you, IrishAyes.. what an inspiration you are.

Sounds write up your alley!

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