Tag Archives: Connections

Because It’s My Home

“I give. Because it’s my home.” – requoted by Melia, HandsOn Portland Program Manager There’s a lot of talk about community. We work in communities, we shop in communities, we exercise in communities, we drive in communities, we worship in … Continue reading

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Fixing The Awkward Social Situation

“I can feel the twinkle of his eye in his handshake.” – Helen Keller Giving Time is a path toward something better in one’s life – being more satisfied, having more time, being happier, and connecting with people. That connection … Continue reading

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Watered Down Connection

“A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.” – Richard Whately When bacteria was found in one of the reservoirs that feed the west side of the Portland metro area, a robo-call … Continue reading

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A Postcard Says Far More Than A Text Message

“The postcard is a great neglected literary form about fifty words in length.” – Garrison Keillor The postcard is dead. Just like the scroll, the tablet, and the sheepskin, it’s dead as a communication form. That does not mean the … Continue reading

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Daily Choice

“Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.” – Denis Waitley As parents, we have a daily choice. We can choose to get involved in our kids’ schools. To be on the parent-teacher … Continue reading

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The Places We Don’t Go

“If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.” – Paulo Coelho There’s never a McDonald’s when you need one. Yesterday, I ran out of cards that I hand out to people who … Continue reading

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A Customer Service Story

“Be alert to give service. What counts a great deal in life is what we do for others.” – Anonymous The phone rang at quarter to four… … in the morning. It was the cabbie from Radio Cab. He was … Continue reading

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