what can happen if we put profit last ! 

In capitalist society health is the capability to earn, among the Greeks it was the capability to enjoy, and in the Middle Ages the capability to believe.
mm-- Ernst Bloch, The Principle of Hope

When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.
mm-- John Wesley

Give as much as you take, all shall be very well.
Maori Proverb

We know just one thing: only the exponents of the new spirit are sincere. Their wish is solely to give, Gratuitously. They arise among all nations.
mm-- Theo van Doesburg
. . . as a society, we have no firm basis of belief in any meta-economic values, and when there is no such belief the economic calculus takes over.
E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful
It's not easy doing good works. There's no profit in it. And when there's no money in a thing, people tend to get confused. They think your're up to something, even when you're not.
Paul Auster,Timbuktu
The Artist appeals to that part of our being. ... which is a gift and not an acquisition -- and, therefore, more permanently enduring.
mm-- Joseph Conrad
Consider the gift. Giving should be an event. It has to come as a surprise, from the other; it has to extend beyond the confines of the economic circle of exchange. For giving to be possible, for a giving event to be possible,it has to look impossible.
mm-- Jacques Derrida
Money operates as a stimulus to all kinds of possible sentiments because its unspecific character, devoid of all qualities, places it at such a great distance from any sentiment that its relations with all of them are fairly equal.
G. Simmel, The Philosophy of Money

Frenchman J.-F. D. sends L. E.Don a CD-ROM from Paris

Italian Gianni B. sends L. E.Don a CD-ROM from Milan

Christmas Holiday Gifting Trip to New York City

Gifting Trip to Scotland

L. E. Don, Project Administrator