Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
Charity may begin at home, but it must go elsewhere
Oxfam Unwrapped (Oxfam Australia - formerly Community Aid Abroad)
How it works
Oxfam Australia works in 25 countries around the world, and this catalogue only contains real items that we use in our work. When you buy a gift from Oxfam Unwrapped your donation will be used to fund projects that involve the very item you buy. This makes sure that your donation has the biggest possible impact on the lives of people living in poverty.
Your friends will receive a card detailing the present you bought them and the real item goes to those who need it most.
And because you're helping Oxfam Australia fight poverty, your purchases are also tax deductible. You will receive a tax receipt either via email or by post.
Places that examine/audit charities
The Tithing Tree: www.thetithingtree.org.au
Other Alternative Gift-giving Systems
The Smith Family: www.smithfamily.com.au
Care Australia: www.careaustralia.org.au
Cambodia Trust: www.cambodiatrust.com/history.htm
Street Voices and the KOTO Restaurant in Hanoi: www.streetvoices.com.au/whatis.htm
TEAR Australia: www.tear.org.au
Opportunity International Australia: www.opportunity.org.au
Asylum Seeker Project At Hotham Mission: www.hothammission.org.au
Tabitha Foundation (Australia): www.tabithafoundationaustralia.com