George Washington Carver, the botanist and inventor — who as a black man in the Reconstruction era of 19th century America had reason upon reason for not succeeding — once observed, “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
You answer the door and it’s someone selling magazine subscriptions.
The seller may claim that he/she is raising money for a school or charity. The subscription prices seem steep. In fact, they are typically three times the typical price. However, the money goes to a good cause, so you purchase one anyway.
The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance is warning donors to avoid being taken advantage of by scammers who want to make money off of the Nepal earthquake tragedy. Before you donate, go to give.org to learn more about the charity.
I appreciate this opportunity to respond to the recent fury over my questioning the Radcliff/Fort Knox Tourism Commission’s refusal to provide $25,000 to offset the expenses of a full-time city events coordinator.
“Preacher,” a church member said to me one Sunday, “I was driving in front of the church this morning, and I saw you standing by yourself up there at the top of the front steps. I knew what you were doing; I knew you were praying. And I just want you to know it made me feel better.”