I just made a contribution to The Fresh Air Fund in honor of Ellie's birthday. I'd be more than delighted if fellow-bloggers would consider taking a look at this organization and supporting it in whatever way possible. Its goal is to afford at-risk inner city children the opportunity to experience the educational and healing powers of nature in the context of temporary residences with caring host families. A contribution, a banner (which I intend to add myself,) an online reference, a further referral to those who read your blog... All these things could create a small current of assistance--and I wouldn't object to a large one. Happy Birthday, Ellie!
(Please also note the informal poll, in the sidebar to the right. More about this later...)