Good Evening True Believers,
Well, yours truly has a handful of blog topics that are either half-completed or still in his head, but I just had to post this.
Those of you in The Krewe know what special and talented people comprise the group. It astounds me every day how blessed I am to be connected with people who do extraordinary things on a daily basis. The “super hero” who stood out for me today is no other than @Nerdliness AKA Justin Stanley. I’ve known Justin through the group for a few years, and we’ve had great conversation, but nothing much past technology and general conference going. Anyway, I just learned a few weeks back (obviously I need to pay more attention on twitter) that Justin started an non-profit called The Uprise Books Project. The concept is simple: provide banned books to underprivileged youth in hopes to inspire a life-long love for reading. Through hard work and the help of many friends including people from The Krewe, Justin was able to get funding through a kickstarter.
Since I was on a twitter hiatus during the fall, I missed the kickstarter, but will be donating as I believe in both this project and I believe in my friends from The Krewe. If you are interested in donating, check out the website for more information at http://www.uprisebooks.org/.
And that’s why I wanted to write this post, not to let you know I was donating, but to let you know how awesome our group is and the power that comes with networks of friends. This is part of the vision I have for The Krewe: Paying it Forward! Justin is paying it forward and so are many of you that I don’t know about (but would love to). Stay tuned…
To my pal Justin…Thank You! It is an honor and privilege to call you both a friend and a member of The Krewe. I cannot wait to share conversation and a cold beverage in about 64 days, but whose counting:)
Till next time…
P.S. I “borrowed” your twitter profile picture…Hope you don’t mind:)