Archives for September 2012

The Value of the Undramatic Gesture

Excerpted from Giving with Confidence:A Guide to Savvy Philanthropy by Colburn Wilbur with Fred Setterberg, now available in hardcover from Heyday.  From “Chapter 3: The Value of the Undramatic Gesture; Principle #3: Dare to be dull.”   A Strategy of Steadiness Nonprofit executives routinely manage a dozen restricted grants and government contracts. In effect, they’re saddled with the equivalent of […]

California’s Melting Beauties

Excerpted from California Glaciers, by photographer and naturalist Tim Palmer, released September 2012 by Heyday and Sierra College Press. For more information on education and outreach surrounding California’s glaciers and global warming, click here. In the spring of 2010 I set out for the glaciers of California. I wanted to see them before they were gone. […]

Mr. Felix

This is the first story in Mariah K. Young’s debut Masha’allah and Other Stories, to be published this November by Heyday. Young’s short story collection is the first winner of the James D. Houston Award, which honors emerging writers on the West. Thick February fog the day they put Mr. Felix to rest, but not so […]