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Whenever it hasn’t rained for a few days, we Portlanders get an irresistible urge to clean up our cars. There was quite a crowd at Washman this afternoon. I knew I would have to wait a bit, so I walked around making small talk. There was a woman in a leopard-print blouse drinking an iced […]

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Robert’s Bowl

January 18, 2011 by

In case you missed this story last week, a local chain restaurant is now operating on a pay-as-you-please model. Panera Bread Company opened their third “Panera Cares” Community Cafe, right here in Portland. Actually, they have been operating the shop for a number of years and recently closed it, then re-opened under the new business […]

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Thanks to my son, Elijah, for the beautiful new website! He’s taught me everything I know and then some. My commitment to giving away 100 hundreds in 2011 is starting to sink in. I am thinking of it as a self-imposed estate tax, and that feels right for now. I’ve mentioned the book Rambam’s Ladder […]

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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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I looked at a lot of people today, wondering about that $100. Would I give it to the sweet kid who pumped my gas? He was really busy and I was just another gray-haired lady but he indulged me with a genuine moment of connection. What about the young woman eating her (rosemary peanut brittle) […]

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My Month of Hundreds

September 20, 2010 by

Can $100 change a life? For the recipient? The giver?  That is some of what I am setting out to discover. Every day for the month of October, I’m going to give $100 to a stranger I encounter during the course of my routine. I was recently pleasantly surprised to find that my mother had named […]

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