Work with me here.
Welcome to the Grand Dock Porch overlooking the Christy Hardin Smith Memorial Cove here at the Lake. Pull up a chair and settle in for some imaginative fun. May I offer you a brisk cup of Wicked Wolf Coffee? Perhaps a nice English Breakfast Tea? Of course there is Coke or Pepsi for the cola-holics (I myself am in recovery).
Marion put out some French toast made with challah, but in a while François will be setting out brunch, be sure to let him know what you’re especially hungry for, believe me, he aims to please.
Like I said, work with me here. Knowing what good citizens of the world we are, the Turner Rockerbuffetsoros Trust choose you to administer its largess — and believe me, its largess is LARGE It’s a reverse tithe, you will be giving away 90% of the monies received. In their public statement released this morning, they commended your honest patriotism, and particularly your love of real freedom and true justice, while noting your good character.
I’ll start us off (thinking rather small), the first checks I write, after I pay off a couple nagging bills ( and getting new jammies), will be to a few local charities and organizations. I’ll stock up the food bank, so many rely on it these days. I’ll see to it that my little library is fully funded and has the best resources on hand for the community. I’ll donate a chunk of change to all the local school districts to make sure they offer a full and rich education for the youth that is our tomorrow, no more cuts to the arts; and I’ll make sure all the labs are geared for learning, excitement, and inspiration. Also, I won’t forget places like Pakistan or Haiti, there’s a world of hurt out there. What are your favorite charities? What causes do you aid and abet?
Of course, you can’t forget yourself, the job of handing out fantasy money is not without perks. I admit I’d indulge myself a wee bit, I’d like a new kitchen, and seriously, the wallpaper has got to go. Would you travel? How would you treat yourself, and your family?
I will keep my day job though, I do love it; but would you keep yours? Or… would you start a business with an eye to bringing employment back to your community? How big can you think?
In short, if it were yours to give, how would you spread the wealth?