Crunch Time to Give

Want to know what it's like in the videogame industry in the fall?

You're sitting at the dinner table, just about done with the last couple of bites of food, and you notice the clock on the microwave. It reads 7:39. And your first thought is "Oh, good, it's not even 8 o'clock yet. I can still get another 6 or 7 of hours of work in today."

Of course, I work from home and actually make a point of eating dinner each night with my wife. I'm sure for most people in the industry however, the above situation is still the same only it involves a couple of Hot Pockets, a can of Mountain Dew (or Red Bull) and they're eating at their desk.

Hence the lack of posts lately. This will be over soon enough, though. Although I'd be lying if I didn't say I already have two projects waiting on deck for me to start as soon as this one is done. It could be worse though, I could be struggling to get any projects so I'll take the occasional deluge to avoid the drought.

But, I don't want you to come away from here with nothing, so I'm pointing you to some very good reading at the Seattle Times. It's called the Giving Game and it's a series of articles that were featured in the paper all last week about professional athletes and the charities they create. The series spotlights 5 Seattle athletes (one now pitching for the Phillies, another recently traded to the Celtics) and talks about the pitfalls, the dangers, and the successes found when pro athletes try to "give back". It's an excellent piece of journalism and I think it could possibly be interesting to anyone, but especially those in the not-for-profit sector. Hi Jess.

Part 1: Seahawk Shaun Alexander Wrestles With Vision and Reality
Part 2: Seahawk Deion Branch Finds Motivation in His Son Who Can't Speak
Part 3: NBA Star Ray Allen Learns About the Pitfalls and Dangers
Part 4: Moyer Foundation a Shining Example of Hard Work and Commitment
Part 5: NBA Star Brandon Roy Considers Starting His Own Charity

1 comment:

Jackie said...

I empathize with your schedule right now--we're in the same boat over here. It's one project after another, of course we're not complaining either. Good luck finishing up! :-)