Monthly Archives: July 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 212 – Investing In The Future

Scheduling and goal setting today for my Toastmasters club, Timber Talkers. … Rounded up a few errant shopping carts in the grocery store parking lot … And gave some thought to investment.  When we invest in the futures markets, we … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 211 – Those Little Cash Register Donation Boxes

Took the kids swimming this afternoon. It was followed by a change in attitude. After a thorough pruning in one of our local swimming pools, the kids talked me into going to Uwajimaya, an Asian grocery store. As children often are, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 210 – Does It Matter If The CEO Of Goodwill Makes $300,000?

Took a bag of clothes and a lamp to Goodwill, which made me think about Goodwill itself.  Goodwill Industries is an icon. When people think about giving something away to charity, Goodwill is it. A couple years ago, a neighbor made … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 209 – Patience

Volunteered over lunch to help pre-kindergarten kids get a leap start on their reading and writing. In the process, I met a boy who was changed. Today was some lunch-hour volunteering with the same kids I worked with last week. My … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 208 – Two People, Two Stories, Two Impressions

Talked to two different street people tonight while I was downtown. I gave them each a McDonald’s gift card for supper.  I met two different men tonight on the streets of downtown Portland. I walked away with two different impressions. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 207 – Sleeping Habits

Broke out of my habit of just falling into bed after story time, staying up to do some laundry.  My son Zachary has been volunteering at the Tigard library this summer. Tonight he was telling me about a single chair … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 206 – Talk With Teenagers, Not At Them

Tonight, after a lousy night’s sleep, a five-mile run, and a long day at the office, I went with my kids to Sky High Sports – 100 trampolines a Dodgeball court, foam pits and all kinds of other good ways for the youngsters … Continue reading

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