Motley says: "James is slacking off, yet again"

Motley: James, that slacker, is not in the office again. That guy spends so much time outside of work that it's a wonder we pay him.

Maven: Well, everyone is entitled to a bit of vacation now and then, don't you think?

Motley: If that's what you want to call it.

Maven: Actually, this time around he's off doing a backpacking trip for charity. James is doing a 4 day hike to support Washington's National Park Fund (WNPF). It's a really good cause. We all do lots of hiking and camping in the backcountry in our national parks and generally take trail maintenance, repair, rangers, etc. for granted. Money to support that stuff needs to come from somewhere. James is raising money for the WNPF to help out. Care to give?

Motley: Ummm, I gave at the office.

Maven: Well, if everyone said that then nothing would get done. James will even take care of having Microsoft match whatever funds you donate. In case you change your mind, you can donate at

Motley: Ugh. Fine. I can probably part with a few morning lattes. I'll have a donation up there within the hour.


James: No blog entry this week due to a charity event. Back next time. In the meantime, if you feel like donating to the WNPF, please click the link above. Thanks!