Tag Archives: Hunger

An Easy And Fun Way To Give Back

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” — Mother Teresa There were a lot of well-fed people. Sitting at the train station waiting for our exchange student Mariana to get back from downtown classes, I saw … 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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More Than A Hill Of Beans

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” — Diogenes Laertius College is a no-brainer for some people. It’s a no-brainer that kids will go to college in some families and some college students certainly act like … Continue reading

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Every Story Is Different. Every Story Is The Same.

“There are no random acts…We are all connected…You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind…” — Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven I found the McDonald’s I was looking … Continue reading

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The Places We Don’t Go

“If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.” — Paulo Coelho There’s never a McDonald’s when you need one. Yesterday, I ran out of cards that I hand out to people who … Continue reading

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Shadows In The Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington D.C. is a town built on liberty. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln all stand tall here. … Continue reading

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Waffles

“You should eat a waffle! You can’t be sad if you eat a waffle!” — Lauren Myracle There’s a Waffle House every 4 miles from the Beau Rivage hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi to the nearest airport. It’s easy to see … Continue reading

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His Name Is Adam

“I am not an elephant! I am not an animal! I am a human being! I am a man!” — John Merrick, The Elephant Man I rolled down my window and handed him supper in the form of a McDonald’s gift … Continue reading

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The Hot Coal

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” — The Buddha I was becoming absorbed in my own thoughts as I slowly … Continue reading

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Eleven Easy Ways To Leap Into Action And Make A Difference

“Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin When I started my challenge on the day after Christmas 2010, I wanted to give my time with intent to help someone, everyday. That way I could make a small and … Continue reading

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