If you don't already know, Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld and beloved author of more than 30 books set therein (as well as many books set thereout), has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. If you've read Pratchett, we don't need to explain what an especially cruel fate this is for a man with such a sharp mind.
Pratchett recently donated £500,000 (that's about US$1 million) to Alzheimer's research, and his fans have now challenged themselves to match his contribution. If you would like take part, please visit Match It For Pratchett for details on how to donate via PayPal.
We got word that The Streetknit Project is up and running again for 2007, if anyone would like to do some charity knitting for Toronto's under-clad this winter. For more info about the project, Streetknit groups to join, and other Canadian options, visit their site at http://www.streetknit.ca.