Category Archives: In the community

Time spent for people or organizations beyond the neighborhood.

On 9/11, The Sun Still Shines

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” — Helen Keller How one remembers is a choice. With another anniversary of September 11th passing into memory, many assuredly made note of the date before they closed their … Continue reading

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Fault

“Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.” — Buddha A fault line is a break in the earth’s crust between two geologic … Continue reading

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Generos_ty

“Improvement begins with I.” — Arnold Glasow I wonder sometimes if my generosity stops at the end of my pen. When the ink hits the check and a little bit of money flows out of my account into the hands of a … Continue reading

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Imagine Something Better

“Trapped by reality, freed by imagination.” — Nicolas Manetta Tragedy can consume us; tragedy can overwhelm us; and tragedy can become us. But there are those among us who, when faced with tragedy, overcome it – using a little imagination. … Continue reading

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Congress

“con-gress [n. kong-gris; v. kuhn-gres, kuhng-] noun :  the act or action of coming together and meeting” As I watch our beloved Congress stalemate itself again and bring the American government along with it, I’m reminded of another type of congress – a congress … Continue reading

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Fill ‘Er Up

“Talent is like a receptacle. Some are born with a shot glass and some are born with a keg.” — David Hattner, Portland Youth Philharmonic Music Director speaking last night Even if talent could be measured in alcoholic beverage containers, … Continue reading

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There’s Still A Ripple

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa The next time life throws you a curve, it’s ok to feel bad. But try not to sit there. Find a way to do something positive. Even … Continue reading

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