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Happy New Year

January 2, 2012 by

It’s 2012 and I am still giving away money! In part, this is because I fell short of my goal of giving 100 hundreds in 2011. I still had a few hundreds to go when the page turned on the year. What will happen after those are given? I don’t know. I have gotten so […]

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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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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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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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7/100 I had coffee with a friend yesterday, someone I haven’t sat down and talked with for a few months. She asked me a lot of questions about this process, how I feel about it now, how it’s changed me, what I was feeling about my mother. About my mother? Mostly, I am missing her. […]

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100 Hundreds in 2011

December 30, 2010 by

The other day, a mere couple of blocks from home in my affluent neighborhood, I was shocked to see two people curled up in a doorway. So covered in blankets and rags, they almost escaped my notice. Every week there are new people trolling the streets, their shopping carts piled high with recyclables. What kind of […]

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Tyler’s Plan

December 12, 2010 by

We’re on to a new quilting project, which always means there’s something we need from Fabric Depot. Louise is a quilting genius. She is prolific and indefatigable. I like to help out from time to time; I can sew a pretty straight line with the sewing machine and I have a decent eye for pattern and color […]

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Go, Charlotte!

December 4, 2010 by

I stumbled across this article today. “Secret Santas” in Charlotte, NC are giving away $10,000 (of their own money) in $100 bills. They’ve been doing it for the past few years around the holidays. Be sure to look at the full slideshow of pictures. The comments people have made are interesting, too.

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The Next Right Thing

November 21, 2010 by

This afternoon I headed out to do a bit of shopping in preparation for Thanksgiving. I only had a couple of things to pick up so decided to bundle up and walk the mile or so to the store. I was at Safeway down on Broadway near the Dollar Tree with a C-note in my […]

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It’s Nothing

October 17, 2010 by

October 17th. My 17th hundred. Halloween decorations peppering the neighborhood remind me how soon the month will be over. Already I can say that this process has been a success. I am changed – more aware, more open hearted, and in general more generous.  I have heard from others that they have been inspired, and […]

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