Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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The holiday season is upon us. We know this because the Starbucks on P Street broke out the red and white cups this week, and Whole Foods is experiencing a cinnamon hell—uh, I mean, a cinnamon smell. Besides that, cooler weather, changing leaves and dedicated time with family, friends, and delicious, non-Paleo food (there, I said it), make this our favorite time of year. Maybe we’ll even get a little snow (yes, we will still run outside if it snows).

In years past, Melody and I have supported the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in our athletes’ names as a way to thank them for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. It is important to us to give most to those who have least, and we intend on continuing this tradition this year as our holiday gift to you.

One of the very first ideas we had for MPH was to harness the talent and strength of our internal community, in order to better our community at large. In short, we would like to give back to our city, we would like you to help and we cannot think of a better time to do this than during the holidays. We have been mulling over a few ideas, but nothing has moved us yet. And before we posit some fantastic project, we would like to know two things:

  1. Do you have an appetite for this?
  2. What would you like to see us, the MPH community, do?

Beyond this, we have plans to host a holiday party, replete with snacks, booze and possibly burpees (kidding, I think). Our first poll question regarding this event is up in the right sidebar, so please vote. Once we settle the mid-week versus weekend question, we will throw some dates out for consideration—all in an effort to see as many of you doing “Fran” with a belly full of egg nog as possible (again, kidding, I think).

Rest today.

–John