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One More Cup

“Do not take anything for granted — not one smile or one person or one rainbow or one breath, or one night in your cozy bed.” — Terri Guillemets   Closing up an early morning breakfast meeting, and after goodbyes … Continue reading

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Two Choices

“When we walk into a dark room, there are two choices. We can keep it dark with anger, depression, and hostility. Or, we can turn on the light with compassion, kindness, and a smile.” — Mohammad Saeed Rahman The stereotypical … 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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Little Margin For Error

“Seldom do people discern Eloquence under a threadbare cloak.” — Juvenal I received this fundraising request from the Tigard Good Neighbor Center the other day. It is a stark reminder that something simple like a day off of work isn’t so … Continue reading

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