From the monthly archives: December 2011

Small Talk

December 29, 2011 by

I just might not make it, and that’s the truth. I started the day with five hundreds left to give before the end of the year. It’s going to be tough, as I am working tomorrow as well as all day Saturday. The reality, along with panic, started to set in. I don’t know what […]

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See You Around

December 27, 2011 by

What would be a good present for a little boy who loves animals but has no place to live? That’s what I was doing at Rite-Aid today: trying to figure that out. I was down the street at the Hollywood A-Boy picking something up and didn’t even need anything at Rite-Aid. Somehow I felt myself […]

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Twice Blessed

December 24, 2011 by

My son Elijah suggested that I double up on my giving today, it being Christmas Eve and all. I liked the idea and put two hundreds in my pocket when Louise and I set off for a walk this morning. I figured there would be lots of people around and no shortage of opportunities. We […]

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So Grateful

December 22, 2011 by

Just about the only thing that could get me into the mall this week is the promise of giving away $100. I drove right by on my way home and figured I’d dash in and see what happened. There was a parking place right by the entrance, which seemed like some kind of omen. Once […]

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No Kidding

December 21, 2011 by

Believe it or not, I forgot it was almost Christmas. It wasn’t until I stepped inside (you guessed it) Fred Meyer that it all came rushing back to me. Don’t get me wrong: I have nothing against Christmas or those who celebrate it. Nothing at all. I know it seems bizarre to my Christian friends […]

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Calling All Angels

December 18, 2011 by

Have you seen the stories about the “layaway angels“? People (in substantial numbers) are filing into KMarts all around the country and asking to pay off layaway accounts, usually for kids’ items. A friend of mine posted this on Facebook yesterday: The line at the layaway counter at the Tualatin Kmart had more than one […]

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How About You?

December 15, 2011 by

I was out and about a lot today and was sure I’d have numerous opportunities to give away another hundred. But the opportunities seemed to come and go, and the right moment just never materialized. Finally, I was on my way home. It was getting dark. A tall woman in a dark coat crossed the […]

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Say Hi

December 14, 2011 by

I had a busy day of doctoring in Gresham today and didn’t really want to stop at the store on the way home. Then I found out that Louise was going to be at work till 8:00 and I changed my tune. Milk and bread? Check, no problem. Fred Meyer at 6:30 was a bit of […]

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Right On

December 11, 2011 by

Fred Meyer seemed downright quiet without Elvis today. Of course, it was anything but. I finally got out of there after what seemed like an interminable wait to check out. I passed a well-dressed older woman who was pushing a walker, slowly making her way toward the parking lot. I walked right by the bottle […]

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The Love Machine

December 8, 2011 by

The last time I gave money to a one-legged man at Fred Meyer, I kind of got my ass kicked. It went much better today. I can’t remember when I’ve been there in the middle of a weekday, but clearly this is when to shop. The place was near deserted! There were even parking spaces […]

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