I'm an internationally published Romantic Adventure Photographer (estimated circulation: 15 million). I've shot over a quarter million photographs since 2003.
I'm a certified Wilderness First Responder, have extensive wilderness survival skills, and have over 400 miles of off-trail hiking experience in the Arizona deserts.
In my spare time, I'm writing a novel (current word count is 146,000... It's almost done).
Other hobbies include AcroYoga, watching documentaries, reading, supporting Kickstarter projects, and playing with power tools.
LOVE the idea. I use goblets every day. These would be so much fun to have around. I do prefer crystal with sharp facets over round patterns though... They catch the light better. This gets me thinking though. Do they ever make old-style glass that still has little bubbly imperfections in it? Goblets made out of that would be amazing.
They have a lot of visibility, but don't do a lot as an organization. I'd like to see them organize community events, work as a liason to sponsor drives for people in need, etc. Mostly it just seems like they tell people, "hey, go be kind!", which is great, but you don't really need an NGO for that.
There is a better way to approach issues of violence. One organization that did it well was Invisible Children. Their documentary was fair, and showed you how awful the situation was, but as soon as you understood, they backed off and showed you what you could do about it. I wish PETA took this approach. My brother in law was forced to sit through a PETA video in high school and it's seriously scarred him. Not helpful at all.
I donate regularly. They always treat me super well. =) I'm grateful that they let you raid as much as you want from the snacks table. Mostly I donate whole blood. I tried donating platelets once and didn't have good luck with it. Once I got pale and they were careful to make we sit down and rest for 20 minutes before going home.