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Dylan, In Stripes

January 21, 2012 by

I was walking around the neighborhood today and noticed a stroller piled with blankets parked outside a grocery store. I recognized the blankets, which were a colorful polar fleece, along with the cardboard signs propped up against the wall. “Homeless family. Need help.” They belonged to Crystal and the Alexies I met a few weeks ago. […]

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January 8, 2012 by

I’ve been thinking – about what’s next and how to really make a difference. I even made a New Year’s resolution. My resolution is to keep trying to figure this out. Last year (and My Month of Hundreds) was focused on honoring my mother and examining my relationship with money. I accomplished what I hoped for and […]

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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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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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