(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter VIII, 49)
I'm going nuts this morning. I reviewed my checkbook stubs for 2014 and created a list of all the donations we made. Next, I policed up all of the incoming envelopes from the charities we support. I compared the list to the envelopes. I wanted to see how many of these agencies ask us to join more than once a year. I don't suppose I should be surprised that almost all of them sent membership letters more than once a year. Some went so far as to also send end of year fund drive letters. My paper shredder was on the verge of over-heating. Each year I seem to be more upset about this. One way to put a stop to it would be to discontinue all support. They probably aren't concerned that I might chose to do that.
Dick Henthorn14 January 2015