Monthly Archives: August 2013

When Someone Believes In You

“A hot meal, a place to relax and a chance to meet new people. There are no strings, no questions, no judging, no preaching, no drugs, no alcohol, no weapons, and no drama.” — HomePlate Youth Services website Terra knows. … Continue reading

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A Greeting At The Door

“You only get one chance to make a first impression.” — Unknown My wife and I joined our daughter last night at her new school’s open house. Since this school is new to us, it was a good chance to … Continue reading

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The Oldest Font

Son: “I can’t read that, it’s in a weird font.” Father: “It’s called handwriting.” — A brief conversation in our house It may not be quick, it may not be pretty, and it may not even be legible. But I’ll … Continue reading

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Today, I Stopped

“The highest form of wisdom is kindness” — The Talmud This morning I came upon a car, broken down on the side of the road. Forty years ago I would have ridden past, too young to know. Thirty years ago … Continue reading

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Helping Hand Or Hands Full?

“When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own.” — Author Unknown It was hot. I was tired. My hips hurt. My pace slow.┬áNothing was right on my noon run until I heard … Continue reading

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Quantity Begets Quality … I Hope

“Just do it.” — Nike slogan A few months ago, I announced that after 800+ posts, I was going to move away from daily posting. My hope was that I would have more time to think and generate ideas about … Continue reading

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Words To Live By

In today’s world, words are cheap. Yet, some words are still worth more than others. The following words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln so long ago … “… With malice toward none, with charity for all…” … are worth more than … Continue reading

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Changing The Culture Of Giving

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead “Like being taught cabinetry, philanthropy probably needs to be taught,” my very generous friend … Continue reading

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The Limits Of Our Help

“Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them.” — Author Unknown If you ask anyone if they help other people, I suspect that unless they are true social outliers, or trying to get a laugh, they will say … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Start Making A Difference

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