Hiss and Retreat

Blooming Spikes It’s one of those days where I need a List, otherwise nothing will get done, because I will simply wander the house not knowing where to start and end up eating Oreos by the handful.

Well, that’s not strictly true. I have no Oreos in the house.

Today is for accounting (ugh), piano practice (yay?), getting to a specific point in Agent Zero (Sekrit agent meets waitress, hijinks ensue), transcribing what I have of Rattlesnake Wind from spiral-bound notebook to Word (which I still use, I just can’t get used to Scrivener), and a few other things to prep for some intense work on the house this weekend. (Big excitement here at Chez Saintcrow.) Also, I need to catch up on Citizen Radio.

Last but not least, if you’ve been looking for a way to make a little change in the world, why not hop on over to Kiva? For every person I invite who makes a loan, I get a $25 credit to donate somewhere. This makes me happy.

I currently have a zero percent default rate on 67 loans, which is pretty spiffy. Granted, I only loan to women and groups of women, and I look for a full due diligence rating[1]. It may be wrong to attribute the zero percent default to those things, but oh well, that’s what I attribute it to. I also tend to confine my loans to the Vulnerable Groups section, just on principle. Of course, YMMV and you can loan to whoever the fuck you want. I’m just saying, if you’ve been wanting to do something like that, feel free to use that link.

Anyway, I’m off to the races. It’s supposed to be 60+F and sunny today. The big yellow thing in the sky hates me, so I’m going to hiss and retreat under my rock to get some work done.

Over and out.

[1] For a long explanation of why I do so, you can check out Ann Crittenden’s The Price of Motherhood.

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Jake Langthorn
Jake Langthorn

I have 169 loans on Kiva (I always like seeing your picture there, knowing we have Kiva in common) with 1 defaulted, 4 funded, 63 ended, 93 repaying, and 8 expired. I lost $17.99 on the default and another $1.49 on currency loss – so, not bad.

i think but I can’t be sure, that it was a post of yours pointing to a loan you made that inspired me to go to Kiva. So, thank you for that! Among other things. 🙂

Skyla Dawn Cameron
Skyla Dawn Cameron

I joined Kiva way back when with an invite link you posted (I think on Twitter). Still one of my favourite things–I love the credit coming back, so even the last several months when I’ve had very sporadic income, as borrowers paid back previous loans I was able to send the money right back out again. Fifteen loans and no defaults yet.