Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Reason I Pick Up Litter

I pickup this … So I can see more of this … That’s the reason I pickup litter. Yesterday’s gift of time … Did another ‘green run‘ and picked up trash while I was running through my neighborhood.

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Backyard Time Travel

“History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley Thanks to some historical inspiration from Mother Goose, a flapping blogger from the Chicago area, our family took it’s own little trip through … Continue reading

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$5 Can Change The World

“I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny, invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many … Continue reading

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Auto Pilot

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” — Pema Chodron Auto pilot is a great technology. You turn it on and you don’t have to think any more. It … Continue reading

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Teamworks, Part 1

What is Teamworks? In a word – team. Teamworks is a program run by Hands On Greater Portland which helps volunteers build relationships with like-minded people through a shared commitment to a collection of themed volunteer activities. It can help build … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have To Speak To Be Heard

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” — Author Unknown The language of smiles often speaks more eloquently than words. One month ago we welcomed Mariana –  a kind, quiet and ever-smiling exchange student from Madrid, Spain. Together, she and our … Continue reading

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Where And When You Can Do The Most Good

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa Your most important opportunity to do good isn’t far away. It’s not hiding in a land on a distant continent. It’s not lurking on the … Continue reading

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Those Important Things You Keep Putting Off

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” — William James They’re important. Those nagging must-do’s that are always in the back of your mind. Your will. The emergency preparations. A first aid kit. Learning … Continue reading

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Anticipation Or Worry

“If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles.” —  Elbert Hubbard Anticipation is everything. Well, not everything. The actual event that we’re waiting for is pretty important too. But a lot of the enjoyment of … 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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