Monday, October 04, 2004

What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

Michael at Master of None asks: what would you do with a million dollars?

I'd buy a few consumer goods for myself-- finally I'd be able to afford a new mattress and some comfortable and durable shoes (and of course, QuickBooks)-- and put money away for the future. The thing I'd really like to do with a million dollars, though, is be a patron of the arts. In particular I'd like to secretly fund scholarships for poor kids to get music and dance lessons. Secretly, because I don't want people to come looking for me. I want to find deserving kids myself, whose parents want to send them but don't have the money, and then have their parents get a letter in the mail saying, "please bring your child to such-and-such music store to pick up her violin and arrange for lessons."

What would you do with a million dollars? Leave your answers in the comments.