Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Free Rice

It's addictive, it's vocabulary-building, it feeds hungry people and it's free! What could be more appealing than Free Rice? I have only reached a high score of 48, though I understand no one has gone over 50. I promptly dropped back down to a consistent 46, which is still respectable. And I'm learning near words I'll never use in poems. As they're too abstruse. Oh, there's another one.

The new wave of philanthropy is online, individual giving directly to the recipient, or in something different than a gift -- say, a microloan. As a fundraiser, I can predict this will transform the way contributions are made in decades to come, and even possibly affect national economies. And as a fundraiser, I can also say it's a good thing when more giving is less handled by professionals. Though you want to be careful your gifts are going where they're supposed to, and that means professionals will always be needed. But not so needed, and that's perhaps a very good thing.


  1. This was too fun!
    The highest I get was 48.
    grrr . .

  2. Oooh, 48! I hit that for a brief, shining moment, and then stumbled on some nonsensical word like scaphoid and plummeted back to 44.

  3. Super addicting. I love it.

  4. Jessica6:48 AM

    My highest score so far is level 55.

  5. Jessica -- is this THE Jessica? The globe-trotting one who loves animals? So nice to see you here, and I'm in awe of your score. I was pushing hard to get that 48, and promptly fell far back. All in a good cause!