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  • Doug Brendel

Nonsense ... for friends of New Thing :-)

Sometimes, the super-serious and the super-silly come together.

  • Super-serious: The work of New Thing in Belarus. Truly life-changing for thousands of men, women, and children in need.

  • Super-silly: “The Outsidah,” my commentary on life in small-town New England from the standpoint of a newcomer. After 9 years of this nonsense, I’ve just published my 300th column in the local paper (and online at

To celebrate 300 columns, I’m going to release a cartoon-illustrated “greatest hits” book, and throw a party to launch the book, one month from tonight, on Wed., March 25th. You’re invited!

And here’s where the serious and the silly come together:

The book can be pre-ordered by donating $30 or more to New Thing.

(I hope folks who’ve enjoyed the Outsidah will be inspired to get involved with helping people in Belarus through New Thing.)

If you don’t live in New England, I doubt that the book will be of much interest to you.

But if you would like an autographed copy of the book, I invite you to make a donation of $30 or more by March 25th, and I’ll happily send you an autographed copy when it comes off the press.

To read more about the party, you can check out the Outsidah’s blog post on the subject, here.

In the meantime, let me thank you again for following New Thing’s critically important work among needy folks in Belarus.

Much love,

Doug Brendel

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