Thursday, December 11, 2014

#Giving Tuesday cont'd

So On Cyber Monday instead of shopping online I decided to give to some causes that I support. If you read my last post you know that one of the things I supported was education. Specifically a classroom and teacher in one of the schools I attended while I lived in Providence, RI.

Gilbert Stuart Middle School is in a neighborhood that has its challenges. It always did. In these times when money for a more positive future for our children is one of the first things cut when they try and balance a city budget in favor of putting more money into prisons to house the results of these decisions it is harder than ever for teachers to do their job.

That's why the idea of being able to directly impact a classroom is so exciting. The project I chose was initiated by the teacher, Ms Silveira. It was attractive to me because I believe that artistic expression in some way is a motivator for kids to want to learn other things. She does too. This is their page. Help them to reach their goal, won't you?

Creativity is Inventing, Growing and Experimenting

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Give a Little Bit...

On Cyber Monday I decided to make some donations to causes that are important to me.
On Tuesday I discovered that this was the day to give. (#GivingTuesday). No big deal. Next year I'll remember, especially since Paypal will match my donations when I do it on that day.

Of course, there are many issues that need to be addressed. This is one-Education:

       
I'm helping Ms. Silveira's class to get one of these:

Friday, November 28, 2014

No Rest for the Weary

So, I got at least some studying done before the house filled with laughter and joy yesterday. It was a good day. Slow and easy morning, family and food in the afternoon and an early end. I think i was asleep by 9:00. I do get up at sunrise everyday. Sometimes before. So it's a long day, but a productive one.

Almost done with this semester, thankfully. Looking forward to the break when I can just concentrate on poker and earning a check or two in a tournament. Hard to concentrate when I know I should be doing homework or studying for a test. Hasn't gotten in the way of the academics at all. If anything it's the other way around. However, I am on a mission and I'm learning a lot-a lot that's going to help me to be better at managing finances and investing so I'm really excited, but at the same time I'm tired and can't wait for a breather.

My No Limit Hold 'em Strategy starts here.

I like to be fully engaged in whatever activity I happen to be in, but I get bored after a while and need a counter or companion activity, so when not playing online poker I'll be gathering stories, press clippings, and, hopefully some great interviews so I can start updating the V.I.P. Project: Celebrating Venus website. It's been a while...