My pet goldfish “fluffy” was very special to me. He was much much more than just some pretty fins and some scales.
In a landlocked wheat field of a world where almost every other animal was routinely herded with a horse, a tractor, or whatever humans were not combining or picking rocks . . . he was refreshingly different.
Degifting: The act of replacing useless and pointless merchandise with something more meaningful, such as a charitable donation, service project or holiday party.
My brother has always been into “degifting.” It is actually a swell idea … especially if you do not have any money for Christmas … make it all seem like a big political choice or some benevolent act on your part. Like who actually checks up on whether the village in Africa actually got a new well so everyone could have clean drinking water or counts how many of those turtles swimming the ocean are tagged with your name?? Continue reading →