Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mission Two


As I mentioned Monday, I wanted to make sure I got you all some preliminary info on what we want to do for a small follow-up to our first Mission.

Now, I say 'small', though I consider that to be a relative term. Hear me out.

Mission Two will be the giving of 2 iPads to 2 families in time for Christmas. But here's the thing. No donations required. We have the iPads already.

And while yeah...2 iPads are not 100, or 50, or 20 or even 10, ANY life that is changed by this technology is a good thing, and that's the way I gotta feel about it.


There is a story behind how we happened to end up with each of these iPads, each is kind of interesting, and we'll give them away here kinda like we did before, but we are going to go about it in a slightly different way, not in a 'merit-based decision' kind of way. At least for these two.

That doesn't mean John Q Public can enter the giveaway. There will be Special Needs parameters. But for this one there won't be forms and IEP's and the like to fill out, it will be a bit easier to enter, here through the blog site, but also a bit harder to win, since we don't have as many to go around.

Also we will, as we are doing this Mission Two: '2 for 2', begin our first (what we call) Side Mission (yes, I know I play WAY too many video games, Mom!), and I will go over the details on THAT next week. This will be in an effort to inspire some community giving over the holidays and perhaps get some more of these devices or other goodies into the hands of kids who really need them.

It's about all we can do for now, at least for the calendar year of 2011. 2012 might be painted with an entirely different brush, but as I have also alluded to, there are a lot of chestnuts in the fire, so to speak, things I am waiting to find out more about. But it's safe to say that we have some fairly lofty goals, it is simply going to take effort and time to achieve them.

But for now, I have GOT to get back to packing an automobile. Hope you all (those of you in the U.S. who celebrate this kind of thing) have a great Holiday weekend, full of family, friends, fun and if you get into that whole Black Friday thing...well, try not to go TOO crazy on the credit cards.

PEACE.

-Ken
On behalf of:
The Mission: iPossible! Group

Monday, November 21, 2011

My Dog Ate My Blog Post


I've been trying to think of a really, really good excuse as to why I've let this blog sit here, unattended to, for over a month.

Figured the 'Dog-Eating' classic was as good as any other. Works for me! :)

Although, truth be told, I don't actually OWN a dog, so there is no possible way that a dog COULD have eaten my blog post. But I won't tell anybody if you won't.

Why the silence?

The REAL reason has been just sort of waiting to see what we wanted to do next. There was a possibility, still is a possibility, of something rather...major. And we want to see how it plays out. But since we don't have all the information on it yet, we can't really do anything.

Yet.

But, I can say that we are getting antsy. VERY antsy, and we want to start doing some stuff again. SO...we've decided to proceed with a smaller project now, and the larger project that we hope we are going to be able to be a part of somehow will have to be still be there, but we'll just need to sit tight on that while we do a few things now.

Confused? Don't worry...so am I. But it doesn't matter, because like anything else, all things start to become more focused as we move along.


I'll get the details on it sorted out this week in time for a Thanksgiving roll-out so we can get cooking on Mission Two and get it going for the Holidays.

There will be some updates, some follow-ups and other various announcements that we'll be making along the way.

PEACE.

-Ken
On behalf of:
The Mission: iPossible! Group