Monthly Archives: December 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 364 – No One Is Required To See Santa Claus

“No one is required to see Santa Claus.” — The Conductor, The Polar Express “Christmas just doesn’t work out for me.” — Billy No one is required to see Santa Claus. We don’t have to give because someone tells us … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 363* – Giving Conduits

“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante Conduits are always moving but never move. Highways move goods across the nation. Pipes move life giving water. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 363 – Life Is A Series Of Puzzles

“Our whole life is solving puzzles.” — Erno Rubik Life is a series of puzzles. At first, a life project is just a bunch of pieces jumbled together in a box. You can visualize a rough frame by putting the straight … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 362 – Volunteer Tails

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  — Charles M. Schulz Kendall picked out Gretchen when he was just a puppy. Ever since, they have volunteered to make the world a little brighter. You see, together they are Pet Partners, and they help … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 361 – An Idea To Connect Food Waste With Hunger

“How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? You can’t scare him–he has known a fear beyond every other.” — John Steinbeck, The Grapes of … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 360 – Anger To Giving

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” — Buddha — Anger. I’m angry. The anger feels wrong. I want to let … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 359 – Answer: All Of The Above

“A people must have dignity and identity. “ — Andrew Goodman, civil rights activist I bought a newspaper from a homeless man today. Street Roots is a publication sold by homeless people in the Portland area. Each bi-weekly issue sells for $1 … Continue reading

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