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One Way

July 30, 2012 by

What is wrong with people? If you were on the road today, maybe you noticed: folks were driving like fools. In my short spin around town, I encountered more than the usual amount of bad driving. One guy turned the corner into the wrong lane of a two way street and was headed right for […]

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We’re Okay

April 29, 2012 by

I had pretty much forgotten about the “layaway angels.” It’s so strange how when something isn’t in the news – it’s like it doesn’t exist. Like homelessness, war, and hunger. And goodness, kindness and redemption. I was near the checkout at Sears yesterday and a woman and her daughter caught my eye. I said hello […]

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March 25, 2012 by

Every year around this time I make a pilgrimage to a foreign land. Like all pilgrimages, it requires mental and spiritual preparation. Sometimes I get lost on my journey. Or I arrive, only to wander aimlessly. Today was the day. My course was straight and true and I found my way without a single misstep. […]

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On the Road

March 5, 2012 by

I wasn’t intending to give my most recent gift in a fast food restroom. But that’s how it worked out. Well, almost. It’s spring break for college kids, so Elijah has the week off and arrived home with a friend on Friday night. We had made plans to spend a few days in Vancouver, which […]

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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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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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December 5, 2011 by

I guess it’s sorta cheating when I consider my original rules, but I know I can always find a worthy recipient at the Dollar Tree. It’s right on my way home from work, which is an added plus on these days when it starts getting dark around 4:00. The place was as busy today as […]

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November 27, 2011 by

To top off a wonderful weekend of family and friends, today I gave $100 to a fifth grader named Eli. I didn’t know his name was Eli until later, but he caught my attention at Fred Meyer when I overheard him discussing the prices of different items with his father. He seemed to have a […]

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It’s hard to believe we were in sunny Mexico just 48 hours ago. I offer just this one photo as proof (to myself, as well as others). I was freezing at work this morning and thought it was just me until I noticed my co-workers still wearing their coats and hats at 9:30. “Is it […]

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