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A Day for Everyone

September 16, 2012 by

Wow. How did we get halfway into September? Next you are going to tell me that summer is over. Psshaw! We are having the best weather of the year here in the Northwest; I don’t want to believe it. But when I see my neighbor’s pumpkin vines dying back and the tired green of my […]

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A Good Cause

March 15, 2011 by

The first thing I noticed was his feet. Although it was raining and cold, he was wearing flip flops. I saw him as I left the store. He was right outside the door, putting a few groceries into his backpack. I said hi, then something about how his feet must be cold. “Not really,” he […]

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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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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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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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It’s Not Over

October 31, 2010 by

The first thing I want to say is a very big “thank you” to everyone who has been reading and commenting. This journey really has been about me and for me, although I hoped maybe a few of my friends would take it to heart and be inspired to talk more about human connection and […]

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Like a Mitzvah

October 30, 2010 by

October 30! Day 30 of My Month of Hundreds. My dread over the impending arrival of November has eased up; I am looking forward to having some time to reflect on this month and where I go from here. Tomorrow feels like a big day. I’ll make the final gift of my Month of Hundreds […]

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A Regular Person

October 27, 2010 by

October 27. Day 27 of My Month of Hundreds. I really need some time to sit and think about all that has happened and where I go from here. I DO NOT KNOW. What does all this mean? How has it changed me? Have I accomplished what I set out to do? Where DO I […]

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Thoughts Before Tomorrow

September 30, 2010 by

Tomorrow starts my Month of Hundreds, and my first day of 31 to give $100 to a stranger I meet during the course of the day. I’m feeling a little weary tonight, and a bit apprehensive. I worry that my intentions will be misunderstood by some as “showing off”, or that this whole thing is […]

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