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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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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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Government For The People, By The People

“A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” — Abraham Lincoln My Facebook feed is filled with political advertisements. They weren’t paid for by the Republicans or Democrats. They weren’t sponsored by … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Service

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mohandas Gandhi The spirit of service is the spirit of caring. The 2012 Service To Beaverton Awards were handed out at a noon luncheon … Continue reading

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Portland’s First Non-Profit Grocery Store

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” — Henry David Thoreau Doing good means breaking new ground. Village Market is breaking new ground in the New Columbia neighborhood of north Portland. They’re trying and succeeding to bring fresh produce, low … Continue reading

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Green Running

“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” — Quoted in Time Inspired by this news report out of Des Moines, I became a Green Runner today. Fifteen hundred miles away from Iowa, in Tigard, Oregon. Running has been … Continue reading

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A Quorum Of Compliments

A quorum is the minimum number of members of an organization that must be present at a meeting to conduct business. Tonight, as I sat through one such meeting via conference call, it occurred to me that perhaps people need … Continue reading

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