I had lunch with a kind soul who is the Executive Director of the local arm of Big Brothers Big Sisters. She had reached out after noticing that I had been a Big Brother and a small donor. She provided me with lots of interesting information about how the organization works--a bit more 10,000 feet altitude than my prior hands-on-participant knowledge. I am taking a hiatus from serving as a Big Brother, but I will probably do the mentoring thing again. I was intrigued by the gender disparity among volunteers. Far more women volunteer to become Big Sisters than men volunteering to become Big Brothers. I was also intrigued with how many kids in the general population grow up with disadvantages---something one knows from the media, but stark statistical numbers make an impact. I made a small donation to the holiday gift card program, which I suppose counts as "giving Tuesday", though in fact I probably have not donated enough to that organization. I enjoyed hearing her discuss her 6 and 8 year old children. Christmas for her kids sounds like fun.
A fellow wrote me this evening to tell me he is planning to use my song "Kindergarten" in a Firefox O/S app. I hope that he completes it. Firefox O/S interests me.