I am a proud board member of 826 Valencia, an awesome non-profit (co-founded by Dave Eggers) that helps kids write, imagine, and dramatically improve their chances to succeed at school and beyond. They are close to being named 7×7 Magazine’s Favorite Charity — a title that comes with a cool 10K for this deserving org. Please do me a favor and take 5 seconds and vote for 826 Valencia at the bottom of this page. I’d really appreciate it — and it will help prove my Internet street cred to my fellow board members and a lot of understandably dubious kids.