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Overcooked Potatoes

“The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” — Eli Khamarov I put the potatoes on the grill at 6pm. We ate them at 9pm. An overcooked potato is a potato that cooks for too much … Continue reading

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Anticipation Or Worry

“If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles.” —  Elbert Hubbard Anticipation is everything. Well, not everything. The actual event that we’re waiting for is pretty important too. But a lot of the enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Feudal Inspiration

“All art requires courage.”  — Anne Tucker You have no clothes, no land, and no house. You have no identity, no possessions, and no voice. You can’t read or write. You are part of the 90% in medieval Europe. This … Continue reading

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When You Have No Advocate

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth. ” — William Faulkner Take a good close … Continue reading

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Stop-a SOPA

“Thus, imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from none other but the United States. Two bills currently making their way through congress — SOPA and PIPA — give the US government and copyright holders … Continue reading

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Impressions In The Snow

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” — Henrik Ibsen Footprints cast in concrete will make an impression far longer than footprints cast in snow. Likewise, some impressions we make on people last longer than … Continue reading

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Creation From Destruction

““In a time of destruction, create something.” ― Maxine Hong Kingston The MLK Weekend of Service often involves creating, but this story is about destruction. The destruction of computers. My son, Zachary and I made the trip across town to Free … Continue reading

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Cardboard Sign Beliefs

“When you are through changing, you are through.” — Bruce Barton There’s a stigma against changing our beliefs. Listen to a politician. They’re “never wrong.” They have honest, pure and unchanging values and we vote for them. Have someone accuse you … Continue reading

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Teamwork.You Can Bank On It

“Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,” — Isaiah 58:7, quoted on a banner in the church On a brisk and sunny January afternoon I went to the bank, The Oregon Food Bank. Together with my co-workers … Continue reading

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How You Give Is As Important As What You Give

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou If people don’t seem to understand what you’re saying, consider how you’re saying … Continue reading

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