Good People Doing Good Things — Scott Macauley

Definitely a reblog,and it speaks for itself. Isn’t it how it all should go?

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Today I am focusing solely on one good person, for his deeds deserve the spotlight.Scott MacauleyIt began 33 years ago in 1985, when Scott Macaulay’s parents divorced, and he found himself all alone for the Thanksgiving holiday.  He was divorced also, and he really didn’t want to spend the day alone watching football with a tv dinner, or grab a burger from McDonald’s for his Thanksgiving dinner, so he placed an ad in the local paper, asking 12 strangers to join him for Thanksgiving dinner.McCauley-at-storeWell, he got twelve strangers to join him that year, and he enjoyed it so much that he has continued the tradition of a free Thanksgiving feast every year since.  He has hosted widows, the homeless, and college kids who can’t go home for the holiday.  Today, he estimates that he has about 70 people each year, and sometimes as many as 100, and he…

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12 thoughts on “Good People Doing Good Things — Scott Macauley

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for the comment, Phil. I always wanted to “react” to the greed that causes so much harm here, and of course, poverty. I tried the “organized and planned” institutional response and found it hardly any better than the greed I hated so much, so went at it on my own, but for a few forays with organizations as you’ve probably read about here, and found that the spontaneous, one-on-one response is how it works, mostly because in the response I find myself brought to the level of whomever I am interacting with – creating a level playing field. Not sure I’m stating this correctly but reading Jill’s “good people doing good things” I find this to be main theme: that those who are being helped and those who help remain ordinary people, no one upmanship. That’s why it works.

  1. Woebegone but Hopeful

    Good share Sha’ Tara. An antidote to the bile pumped out by the ‘other side’

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Yes it is, isn’t it. Hey, and by the way, don’t know if you read, or have read, sci-fi, but I found a perfect character, like a reincarnation of Trump circa year 10,000 in the epic story “Dune” by Frank Herbert. And the winner is: Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.

      1. Woebegone but Hopeful

        Ah ‘The Beast’. Overweight and totally lacking in any constructive abilities.
        Now if you want a contemporary equivalent in ineptitude check out Charles X of France (king from 1824 – 1830); caused a revolution got thrown out of France, only French king to die not buried in France.

      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        I’ll have to look up a brief history of that pathetic king. As for the Dune reference, the “beast” was Rabban, the vile, brain dead, bullying thug nephew put in charge of Arrakis (Dune). I was referring to the actual Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, the uncle and absolute potentate ruler of planet Geidi Prime. His heir apparent was his favourite nephew, Feyd Rautha, the cold blooded killer played by Sting in the original movie, Dune, by Dino De Laurentiis. The character similarities between the expressed behaviour of Trump and Vladimir Harkonnen are uncanny. There is even a physical resemblance.

        Lacking any recent “divine” prophetic intervention in the affairs of this world it has been claimed that science fiction has fulfilled that missing role. Indeed that has proved true in many cases. Many science fiction writers have exhibited the gift of prophecy as many of their “imaginings” are coming true year by year.
        “My father used to say that writers use lies to express the truth, and that politicians use them to hide the truth.” (Evey to V in “V for Vendetta”)

      3. Woebegone but Hopeful

        Ah my bad! It’s been a long time since I read Dune (and could never get my head around the ‘Dune-verse’- different wavelength from mine)
        Since I don’t believe Trump has anything other than a populist wave carrying him along and is lacking in any sort of talent I’ll say OK he’s ‘Rabban’.

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