Monthly Archives: April 2012

Happy Anniversary!

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss I’ll be taking a three day hiatus from the internet and blogging to become a chaperone on an outdoor, … Continue reading

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They Matter

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who! Yesterday, the Future Stars Toastmasters didn’t give a speech. They spoke. For that matter, they spoke well. There were no prepared speeches, it was an impromptu speaking … Continue reading

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No Names, No Story, Just Hope

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve I met with a friend tonight. No names, no story I want to share. Some stories should remain private. Just a hope that my friend and his son find a path … Continue reading

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Defining Homelessness

“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.”  — Eli Khamarov, Lives of the Cognoscenti It’s easy to think of homelessness as the guy with the newspaper laid out over him, trying to sleep in an alley. Yet, today … Continue reading

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Mutual Aid

“By mutual confidence and mutual aid – great deeds are done, and great discoveries made” — Homer Just a quick note to thank the fine folks at Eco Voices Toastmasters, a sustainability-themed club in Portland, for letting me come and give a practice … Continue reading

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The Glow Of Kindness

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — Dalai Lama With his permission, I’d like to share a short story of kindness I received the other day from my friend … Continue reading

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Bridges

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” — Muriel Rukeyser Giving my time tonight was reading a story to my kids. Yet, I heard a more interesting story tonight from my friend Petr that I’d like to share with … Continue reading

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