I thought of something else I need in 2008. I need to talk to Mel Gibson. If you know him, could you please get me an audience?

Why? Well, he’s cute for one thing, although probably too old for me now. OK: DON’T tell him I said that.

Mel_and_oscar_2Plus, he bought a huge chunk of land in Costa Rica, near Samara
where Hal and Mo went for the airshow. Practically the next day, he had an audience with El Presidente during which, I have come to understand, he gave El Presidente money for charity.

Um, Mel, I hate to start off on the wrong foot with you, but, if you are looking to make a difference here, that’s not how we do it in Costa Rica. Or anywhere, come to think of it. You just don’t give money to a government if you want that money to do some good. You give it to the Actual People who are accomplishing the Actual Good. Who are personally, physically, hands-on doing the good.

I happen to know a few of those people. And they could use that help. Quality, meaningful help over time. The kind of help they won’t ever receive from a government who, if it were ever going to help in a meaningful way, would have done so by this time. It has other fish to fry.

Cabecar_caraSo I need to talk to Mel. Talk to him about the people who are making a difference in Costa Rica. I promise not to ask for much. As you know, it doesn’t take much to make a difference around here.

So. I’ll be checking my inbox. Looking forward to spreading a little prosperity, peace and love around to the people who are so hungry for it in Costa Rica. Thank you. Happy New Year!

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