But I don’t want to grow up

Editor’s Note: Sometimes it sucks to be an adult. We’re all busy this time of year, but this time it kicked my ass. A big, family Christmas, work, my father’s hospitalization, my son’s pneumonia, my pregnancy… my productivity was shot. GoodCause – and lots of other things like eating and bathing, for example – was put on the back burner.

Not that nothing has happened. I had assigned a couple of stories for the first issue to a tremendous writer, and she got both those in. I think you’ll enjoy reading them. I got the copy and photos for what we hope to be one of our most inspiring features, and I can’t wait for Torquil to start laying that out. And we made some money toward the printing costs…. The work toward the first issue continues, right along side all the charity and nonprofit events that will fill our calendars in early 2008.

(It’s good to be busy, and I shouldn’t complain. But what happened to the Christmases where all I had to worry about was toys? And I don’t mean buying them or storing them of trying to wrestle them from their over-protective boxes… I mean, just playing with toys. I guess I’ll live vicariously through my three-year-old. The Transformer helmet is pretty cool.)

… and in keeping with this post’s theme of “But I don’t want to grow up,” I leave you with the really great news from the world of philanthropy, courtesy the New York Times:

December 27, 2007

Paris Hilton’s Grandfather to Donate a Majority of His Fortune By REUTERS

Paris Hilton’s potential inheritance sharply diminished after her grandfather Barron Hilton announced plans to donate 97 percent of his $2.3 billion fortune to charity. That wealth includes $1.2 billion Mr. Hilton stands to earn from the recent sale of the Hilton Hotels Corporation and the pending sale of the world’s biggest casino company, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. That money will be placed in a charitable trust that will eventually benefit the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, raising its total value to about $4.5 billion, the foundation said. Paris Hilton was not immediately available for comment.

 Paris Hilton crying

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