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Last-minute gift suggestions

(Note: I’ve weighed in over on NPR about Obama selecting Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration. I disagree with Obama’s choice, but I’m still hopeful about Obama’s administration.)

Want to share the gift of my writing? Of course you do! This year I had essays appearing in The Best Creative Nonfiction Volume 2 and Powder: Writing for Women in the Ranks. You  can find these books through online booksellers and have them shipped directly.

Or why not gift someone with a righteous year-end donation in their name? I’ve had several pleas for assistance from the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, which helped me when I was researching an essay (not that they know me from bupkas) but more significantly was a big help to Gus van Sant and crew in the filming of Milk. What a tremendous crew they are.

But you could hardly go wrong with a charitable contribution this year — there’s so much need and so many good causes.

This holiday season, one that is quieter than many (a mostly good thing), one of the gifts I’m going to try to give — as much to myself as to others — is to follow up on people I care about… some who have recently touched base with me, some who have not. You just don’t get enough time with the people who matter to you.

Funny, my gifts these year are all about the gift of time, one way or the other. But I can’t share what they are or Santa will ask for them back!

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