"Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls."
At first, this struck me as sad. You know -- my typical knee-jerk-liberal reaction of "Imagine if that $630 million was spent on schools, or health care for the poor. . . ."
But then I realized that, over the past several years, I have spent hundreds of dollars on baseball and concert tickets, cds, movies, fancy dinners and various other leisure pursuits. (Not to mention the clothes and shoes. . . .) So, even if I don't like golf, who am I to judge?
Still -- not to get all preachy or anything -- maybe as Toni Morrison advised, we should endeavor to "Make a difference about something other than yourselves." So maybe the world would be a better place if we all took a little bit of the money that we use for our silly luxuries and tried to do something good with it. Like Dining Out For Life, or Project Red, or something of that ilk.