I do not, generally, follow popular culture and have little patience with the various antics of those people that seem to be celebrities simply because they themselves say that they are. Nonetheless I am still aware of some of them because they are covered even by the regular news media. Today I was astounded by the request by Kim Kardasian and Kanye West that people who might wish to give them gifts in celebration of their soon-to-arrive baby instead donate to the Lurie Children's Hospital here in Chicago. This seems to me to be an indication that they are giving some thought to something more important than fame, wealth, and ridiculously conspicuous consumption and I applaud them and their newfound sense of altruism.
on May. 1, 2013 at 2:38 AM