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The Shelter Of Humanity

“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” — Irish proverb We take shelter for granted. I suspect most of us will lay down our heads tonight without a second thought to the roof above us. But … Continue reading

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Mom’s Deserve Something At Christmas Too

“If [a food stamp challenge] becomes a distant memory then nothing’s changed. And so hopefully things like this can help expand our consciousness and motivate us to act on a more consistent basis.” — Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New … Continue reading

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Guttural Inspiration

“Nature abhors a vacuum.  And so do I.” — Anne Gibbons Gloves, trowel, buckets, hangers, trash bags, hoses, and a ladder were set out in our garage, ready for action. Not for our house, but another kind of house. The … Continue reading

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Climbing In Her Skin

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” — Atticus Finch, by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird I revisited an emergency last … Continue reading

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When You Cannot See The Need

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It’s that they can’t see the problem.” –G. K. Chesterton Sitting out front of our house, I noticed that the door on my neighbor’s van was open. I waited. After about 15 … Continue reading

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The Secret To Giving More

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.” — George Bernard Shaw A funny thing happened this weekend when … Continue reading

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When I Am Old, I Won’t Care How Much TV I Watched

“When I’m old, I won’t care how much TV I watched.” — Gary, from the Tigard Good Neighbor Center That’s what Gary, an employee at the Good Neighbor Center, told me this morning as I finished up painting over the … Continue reading

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