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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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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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Up To The Challenge

October 30, 2011 by

Best I can figure, I’ve given away 76 hundreds since the beginning of 2011. I have some catching up to do if I’m going to make my goal of 100 before the end of the year. What started as a tribute to my mother (and a way to confront my propensity for cheap-ness) has become […]

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Just Hungry

October 10, 2011 by

My encounter with Kate last week, and all that followed, left a deep impression and a part of me hasn’t wanted to move on. I’ve been thinking a lot about the past year and how my perspective has shifted and changed. When I started giving away hundred dollar bills a year ago, I was motivated […]

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Marty, Starting Again

September 11, 2011 by

Ten years ago today, it was impossible to imagine what the world would be like in 2011. Now we know. We’ve been reminded that as human beings we are capable of profound evil and enduring grace. We know that our paradigms of patriotism, freedom and security are subject to circumstance, and to debate. We know […]

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It was Louise’s idea to volunteer making meal deliveries for Loaves and Fishes today, when a lot of the regular drivers are off because of the holiday. I was my typically lovely self: “Really? You need one more thing to do? Take a day off for once.” She reminded me how the service helps frail […]

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It was a day to give away a hundred dollars! A special sparkly kind of day. I love those days (the perfect weather doesn’t hurt either. Nor does having the day off). We were almost out of milk, and walking to Fred Meyer seemed like a great idea. I’ve given away quite a few hundreds […]

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I added a new link to the website (under “Inspiration” at the bottom right) today after reading this story in the Huffington Post. It’s about a (still) homeless woman, Carey Fuller, who lived for years in a Minnie Winnebago with her two kids. She writes a blog about her experiences feeling alone and invisible, and […]

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Oh, Serena!

March 3, 2011 by

You know what’s strange? Cheryl and Paul’s car is still at the tire shop. I was very surprised, and a little worried, to see it today when I drove by. I was on my way to a coffee shop to do some serious writing. I hear that’s where writers do their best work. Someone asked […]

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