Add spice to your life


A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office every day. Not because he likes it, but because he can’t think of anything else to do. It would be unfashionable of me not to write your readers after attending a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Malibu.

I have read that roughly 50 per cent of Americans, through no fault of their own, do not possess the talent necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society. Their lives are futile hamster-wheel existences of unrewarding, dead end busywork – Xeroxing documents written by others, filling out mail-in rebates for Black & Decker toaster ovens, and processing bureaucratic forms that nobody will ever see. Sadly, for these millions of non-abled Americans, they think that the American dream of working had and moving up through the ranks is simply not a reality.

None of the Malibu Kiwanis members give credence to this way of life. The club members believe that righteousness in one’s life is service to the Malibu community and that service to the community is a sort of cosmic patriotism, which calls for them to volunteer. In this volunteer character, the Kiwanis club of Malibu is absorbed in preparing for their 22nd annual Chili Cook-Off, Carnival and Band Concert to be held on August 30 and 31-Saturday and Sunday Labor Day weekend.

The proceeds of this Malibu community event are returned to local schools, volunteer groups and charities. Volunteers are always needed to supplement the resources of the Kiwanis membership at this time of year. If you would like to investigate my solicitation for volunteers to support the Kiwanis Chili Cook-Off, please call Suzie Miller at 310-770-4542. Rotarians, Lions, Chamber of Commerce members, Pepperdine University students, movie stars and even unpretentious Malibuites are all welcome to volunteer. Suzie may even give you some of her famous homemade armadillo and garlic chili. Belch!

And that is all I have to say.

Tom Fakehany