Christmas Card Challenge 2015

  It’s Christmas Card Challenge time! If you’re unfamiliar with my annual fundraising drive, let me explain. Since 2008, I’ve held a digital ‘Christmas Card Challenge’: I donate the amount of a postage stamp*, which is what I would’ve spent if I was sending an actual card, for each individual commenter who has left a comment…

Helping Efforts for the Nepal Earthquake

We were in Dubai when news of the first devastating earthquake in Nepal started to hit the television. I mentioned this over on my Facebook page, but I remember sitting there at breakfast at our five-star, sipping my coffee and nibbling on a danish pastry, watching BBC World, feeling out-of-place, helpless, even guilty. I am…

2014 Christmas Card Challenge

It’s that time again! For those of you who are new to the blog, let me provide some context. I have a tradition at this time of year that aligns with my belief in giving back to the community. This is what I call the ‘Christmas Card Challenge’. For each individual commenter who has left…