When I noticed this comment I wondered what was going on:

Received interesting email from CF Foundation about cancelation. Personally, I don’t care about the reason that the concert was canceled….only that I won’t get to hear you in person – again (second time that local concert was canceled in ABQ area) :0(

I wrote to Jackie and asked her to forward the email from CFF to me. When I didn’t hear from her, I contacted Linda, who forwarded me the copy she received, and here it is:


Thank you so much for supporting the CF Foundation. Unfortunately our star artist has decided to cancel our benefit concert. Ticket sales have been sluggish and we were afraid that we weren’t going to be able to cover the costs associated with the event.

We are truly sad.

We hope that if this event is rescheduled that you will join us in the future.

Thank you again for supporting us in our cause of finding a control or cure for cf.

Amanda Bergamo

This, my friends, is called covering one’s ass in my business. The person who wrote this, messed up and now she is trying to blame me. Maybe she didn’t think I would find out about the email. I could tell you what’s going to happen now, but let’s serialize this, and say… for the continuation, please tune in on Monday.

Oh, and I think that’s it for benefits for a while.


And now for the regular Friday post:

First, care.

iPad Wine Lists (NYT)

Macrobinoculars for the iPhone

Opium for the masses:

Yes, It’s True – The Internet Makes You Happier – NYTimes.com
There are those who believe that too much time spent on the Internet makes people less social and causes them to lose touch with the real world, but a new British study released today found that access to the Internet and the web, and especially to social networks such as Facebook, can improve people’s levels of happiness. The study found that Internet access improves the overall well-being of lower-income users, those with less education and women — particularly those in developing countries — by giving them a sense of freedom and control over their lives.

Of course, the Brits also had a study in the Seventies that claimed that British women were the most beautiful in all of Europe…

‘Waiting for ‘Superman” Director Davis Guggenheim ‘Goes Deep’ Into Our Nation’s Education System Woes (WSJ Blog)

Cut back, use less, leave a smaller footprint.