Normally a birthday is about the person celebrating the occasion. This year I'd like my birthday to be about one of my chosen issues.
With the help of Oxfam I'm putting out a request for money. If you're the sort who cares about food shortages, meeting the needs of refugees around the world, and who would consider doing something for my birthday please visit this URL. It's the home page for my birthday fundraising campaign. If you would normally get me something please consider giving that money to Oxfam. If money isn't your thing please help me by spreading the word. Obviously this appeal is to my friends and family and people who care about my natal anniversary but anyone who feels moved as I do can join in.
Sharing the things I care deeply about is one of the best birthday presents I can imagine.
Cross-posted from Dreamwidth, at http://drwex.dreamwidth.org/952466.html. Please comment there; this journal is winding down.