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Being George

April 8, 2012 by

Levi, the new kitty we got after Patches died, is wonderful. Really. He’s one of the best cats I’ve ever had. He is affectionate without being clingy, self-confident yet not aloof, and playful without being destructive (unless you’re trying to read the newspaper). He is soft and beautiful and gets along with everyone. Levi has […]

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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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If you ask me to pray for you, I will gladly say yes. Then I’ll probably feel a little guilty – unsure I can deliver as expected. Prayer, in the sense most people mean, is not part of my routine.  As I’ve said before, I don’t really believe in God. I’m not looking for an argument here, but this is […]

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The crazy lady? That would be me. I was walking home from work, thinking about how cold my ears were. And how the hot flashes never come around when you need them. I walked by Applebee’s and looked in the window. There was a woman smiling and laughing, like she was having the time of […]

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Linda’s Chanting

January 28, 2011 by

Can a $100 bill defy gravity? Because that is exactly what seems to have happened today. I was walking home from work and had a C-note stuffed down into my coat pocket. I crossed that little plaza by Safeway and admired Margaret Leon’s strange and lovely sculpture. Shortly after I crossed to the other side […]

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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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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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I’m Blessed

October 26, 2010 by

October 26. Day 26 of My Month of Hundreds. Five years ago I had another amazing adventure and helped a local pastor start a free health clinic for uninsured adults in North Portland. Through the generous support of the community and our volunteers we’ve been able to provide services to thousands of neighborhood residents. A […]

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Yes, She Was

October 18, 2010 by

I’m heading out of town tomorrow for a few days and have been a little preoccupied with how I’m going to do with my giveaways. In a different city and culture, will I still be able to follow my instincts? Granted, it’s not like I’m going to Djibouti, but San Francisco is a different world. […]

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Meeting Tony

October 6, 2010 by

I was doctoring out in Gresham today, as I am most Wednesday mornings. I finished up late and it was almost 2:00 by the time I got back to Portland. I was famished and all I could think about was getting something to eat. I parked and walked over to the Burgerville just down the […]

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