Scott Andrew

Gnarled JavaScript warlock, musician, '80s D&D nerd, and cartoonist.


This is an archived blog post that was posted on June 20, 2020.

Intentions and outcomes

My boss's boss's boss is famous for stating that good intentions alone aren't enough. You need a mechanism to enforce those intentions. Because intentions don't matter, outcomes do.

As a newly-minted 50-something white guy who spent his childhood in rural West Virginia, I haven't felt my voice is one anyone should be hearing from right now. I don't intend to be seen as staying silent -- but that's an outcome I want to avoid.

So, three short observations:

Black lives matter.

If you're going to be around other people, you should wear a mask.

And if you're looking to make an impact with your wallet rather than your voice, I'm a big fan of Charity Navigator which makes it easy to manage multiple, recurring charitible donations.