December is just around the corner, and I already feel a longing for Leslie Harpold's advent calendar.
For those who missed out on all the fun, writer/designer/web pioneer
Leslie Harpold used to post online advent calendars each December. She filled the days with holiday memories, wacky links and special little surprises.
She wasn't trying to sell anything or preach points or create converts. It was just a series of sweet gifts that brightened a cold, dark month. I looked forward to clicking through to see the daily delights.
Last year, in the middle of December, Leslie's advent calendar simply stopped. I saw the
I didn't know her, but I miss the generosity of spirit that drove her to offer something simple and sweet in which the world's tide of random web-surfing strangers could float in and find cheer.
I've been thinking about that kind of random generosity recently, and in that spirit, I'd like to offer my own online advent calendar this year.
Beginning tomorrow, you'll find Miss Ginsu's Advent Calendar posted in this space.
It's not intended to be a replacement or a replication. Think of it as more of a celebration: 24 days, each featuring a fun, simple thing to make and give, inspired by Leslie and anyone else who offers their talents in the service of random generosity.