Monday, May 03, 2010
A Year of Living Generously: The land of good-deed-doing - thestar.com: "Some people spend a year indulging themselves, travelling the world in grand style. Not Lawrence Scanlan. The much-published author and community service activist spent a year living generously in a highly innovative way to demonstrate that individual kindnesses are as important as big-bucks philanthropy. He chose to be a volunteer, rather than mere observer, at 12 Canadian-based or Canadian-supported philanthropic groups. It took him about a year, spending a month at each. The result is A Year of Living Dangerously: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Philanthropy (Douglas & McIntyre, 343 pages, $32.95)."