Monthly Archives: April 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 127 – Teachers Who Inspire (From Across The Country)

Volunteered for National Rebuilding Day with Rebuilding Together Washington County. It was really a cool experience. About 150 people gathered and heard the mayor and the program director say some nice things about our community. Then we separated into our … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 126 – Teachers Who Inspire (Bill Fox)

Tonight, one daughter gets a trip by herself with Mom and Dad. She’ll be going to a family fun night at her new school.  To support teachers, please consider a donation to the Beaverton Education Foundation’s “1 Campaign”. You don’t have … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 125 – Teachers Who Inspire (Don Matthews)

Gave a speech as part of a panel event with Beaverton Together. My role was to tell parents things they can do to help keep their teenagers away from drugs and alcohol. To support teachers, please consider a donation to … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 124 – Teachers Who Inspire (Gary Svetly)

My daughter got a trip to the library with her daddy. My son had both his mother and father at his parent teacher conference. To support teachers, please consider a donation to the Beaverton Education Foundation’s “1 Campaign”. You don’t have … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 123 – Teachers Who Inspire (Roger Emmert)

Opened a small door, I hope, for community members to send their thanks and appreciation to today’s teachers by doing some grassroots networking and giving a speech over lunch for teachers. To support teachers, please consider a donation to the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 122 – Giving Your Time Saves You Money

Provided feedback for a teen drop-in center in Colorado looking for ideas to improve their tagline. Thanks to sparked.com for inspiration. I give my time. I volunteer. I save money. Excuse me? That last one, saving money. How does that work? … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 121 – Four Hands Are Better Than Two

My son and I picked up trash in our neighborhood. Together, the two of us picked up more than I did on day 119 or on day 94 or on day 85 or on day 63, etc. Also, took the family to Fort Vancouver and … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 120 – The Choice Between Obligation And Opportunity

Last night, the guests at the Tigard Good Neighbor Center got a good night sleep, in a safe environment, thanks to a well run organization and eight hours of help from me. Everyone has obligations. Everyone has opportunities. Everyone can choose … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 119 – Happy Earth Day!

Celebrated Earth Day by picking up trash near my office at lunch.  I would very much like to tell you a story today about how Earth Day was started by an unemployed person who had an idea, labored and persevered without … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 118 – The Easiest Way To Give Our Time … Ever

A recently unemployed person received a bit of technically-related resume advice. Also, more grassroots fundraising for the Beaverton Education Foundation’s upcoming Staff Appreciation fundraiser. We often think that giving our time only means volunteering in the community. What if we … Continue reading

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