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Lucie and Ben

November 20, 2012 by

Two months have passed since my last visit to the WordPress dashboard. A full month went by when I didn’t make a single gift. Strangely ironic that it was October, the month two years ago during which I gave away a hundred dollar bill every single day. A lot has happened. A couple of weeks after […]

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Extra Sweet

September 22, 2011 by

The week on Galiano was one of the nicest vacations we’ve had in a long time. It was so quiet and restful, not to mention gorgeous. I took a lot of photos; here are a few of my favorites. So, it was kind of hard to come home. Mentally, I mean. Getting home was easy. […]

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If you’re not ready to believe in miracles, stop reading right now. The prelude to Mother’s Day was a bit rocky. It’s the first Mother’s Day since my mom died last May and I’ve been feeling the renewed weight of loss and sadness. I wasn’t sure I could find a celebratory mood. When I got […]

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Too Much

April 15, 2011 by

I am seated in front of a coal fire in a cottage on Lough Arrow, deep in the Western Ireland countryside. Yeats country. My dear friend Tess Gallagher has been coming to this area since the 1960s, originally to visit a woman she met named Dymphna Gray. About 20 years ago Tess was introduced to […]

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Music and Mae

February 19, 2011 by

Some days, it feels like that C-note is going to burn a hole right through my pocket before I find someone I’m drawn to give it to. Today wasn’t one of those days. It all started when I realized we were out of butter. While this is certainly not the end of the world, it came […]

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Naomi at DEQ

February 3, 2011 by

I kept putting off getting my DEQ inspection. It’s out of my way and just hadn’t fit into my schedule. But time was running out. I had a day off today and was determined to get it taken care of. I realized it might be fun. Surely there would be someone there who could use […]

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I love the bargains at Goodwill, but I really go there for the selection. While most department stores have a handful of styles in my size (little-bitty), at Goodwill there are DOZENS of options. They have the clothes all sorted by color, which I guess kind of makes sense. This does explain why everything I […]

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Day #2 of 100 hundreds. Back home in Portland, enjoying a few more days of vacation before heading back to work on Monday. Some days you just know you’d better pay attention, like there are lessons to be learned around every corner. It started when I was at the gym this morning. A woman got […]

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Thanks to my son, Elijah, for the beautiful new website! He’s taught me everything I know and then some. My commitment to giving away 100 hundreds in 2011 is starting to sink in. I am thinking of it as a self-imposed estate tax, and that feels right for now. I’ve mentioned the book Rambam’s Ladder […]

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