AcGuy, you make a good point, and I am one of those, that if I possibly can, I will kick in time. Just recently, I did that, helping the church I grew up in, by cooking a bunch of food for their fundraiser. I am still on the hook for an Outreach Cook that is coming up in Spring (although, full disclosure, that will be a large BBQ cook and I fully expect to enjoy that). If I was always asked for time, I would still have to say no at times, just how it goes.
And it is good trade, in truth, you get positive buzz. What I don't do, unless I want to goof off, is do things like Charity Golf tournaments etc...
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."