I’ve given up on New Year’s resolutions. I once resolved to lose ten pounds. That year, in the aftermath of food poisoning, I did lose a pound a week for more weeks than I had ever intended. No fun.

But I do want to remind you of my agreement with you on the Pursuing Justice page of this blog site. I promised you I’d devote at least ten per cent of everything I earn as a writer—starting with the February 1 publication of Blue Thread—to help girls and women get education, health care, citizenship rights, housing, and a fair chance to follow their dreams. And I’ll keep that promise.

One  local (for me) organization that I want to make sure you know about is Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon.

I’ve listed several organizations on the Pursuing Justice page. If you have others to suggest, please let me know by contacting me directly  or using the comment feature on this post. […]

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