“Do The Right Thing. It Will Gratify Some People And Astonish The Rest”


“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”—Mark Twain

This week:

People are taking their comedians seriously and their politicians as a joke”
When you chip away at the press, you chip away at our democracy.
We are all members of Team USA and not members of enemy camps so let’s stop making a mockery of the first amendment.

The 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner last week: Reporters, Politicians and Celebs Gather to Honor the First Amendment
Keynote Ron Chernow makes a spirited case for the first amendment.  (2:19)

For The Complete Remarks in the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Keynote:
A historic review of the relationship between the press and the white house, where civility has been part of our culture, and where our best presidents have handled the press with wit, grace, charm, candor and even humor… (29 minutes)


More than 1 million species at risk of extinction because of humans UN warns:
Six months after the United Nations announced the world has less than 12 years to act on climate change, the agency is warning an estimated 1 million species are threatened with extinction thanks to human consumption.
Our current rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million years”…

Here is the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Media Release:

Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’
Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Current global response insufficient;
‘Transformative changes’ needed to restore and protect nature;
Opposition from vested interests can be overcome for public good

Most comprehensive assessment of its kind;
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction



What American Collapse Teaches Us About Human Nature:

If Cruelty, Selfishness, and Greed are Good For Us…Why Aren’t Americans the Happiest People in the World? First they compete for schools. Then, for the right universities. Then, the right jobs. Then the right promotions. Then the right toys to prove how powerful and wealthy they are. Then, if they’re lucky, healthcare and retirement. The competition never ends.

Americans are among the world’s unhappiest people. They’re more stressed out than Iraqis and Venezuelans. Iraqis and Venezuelans. Depression and anxiety are endemic, epidemic. Suicide is skyrocketing. Americans don’t expect life to ever get better again. The young have given up on having sex, relationships, and ever moving out of their family homes.

Americans aren’t the happiest. They’re the unhappiest, among rich countries, becoming a weird, unique outlier of despair and misery. And all that should teach us something deep and true about ourselves — if, that is, we’re open and willing to learn…


An antidote- be a lover of humanity and a defender of this tiny planet!

If you are local…
Nominate Individuals and Organizations That Make a Difference for National Philanthropy Day 2019!


National Philanthropy Day 2019

Call for Nominations

Nominations close on
June 14, 5:00 p.m.

Nominate Now!

Joining a Legacy of Philanthropists, Fundraising Professionals and Volunteers who have made an outstanding impact
in our community.

Nominate an Individual, Organization, or Company
that is Making a Great Difference

National  Philanthropy Day 2018 Awardees


Do you know of a philanthropic story, or story
of giving that needs to be told?

Is there someone who is doing good work for your community?

Submitting a nomination for National Philanthropy Day San Diego
is a great way to show your admiration and appreciation.

And the nominations process has been streamlined!

The AFP San Diego Chapter annually recognizes individuals and organizations whose philanthropic achievements have made an impact in the San Diego region, Imperial County and Tijuana. On Monday, November 4th, we look forward to building on the success of our predecessors and celebrating and honoring the rich diversity of our region.

Please help AFP San Diego honor those most deserving!

Nomination Categories:

Outstanding Philanthropist
Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Outstanding Organizational Volunteer
Outstanding Grant Making Organization
Outstanding Philanthropic Business or Corporation
Outstanding Development Professional
Outstanding Youth/Student Volunteer

Nominations will close on June 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

For more information, including the categories and criteria,
Click Here

For Questions: Contact Mark Lagace, AFP San Diego Chapter President, mlagace@home-start.org


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