Tag Archives: Trash

Responsibility Is Your Choice

“Cleanliness is next to impossible.”  — Author Unknown If you own a house or rent an apartment, you have to do housework. Or, you don’t. The choice is yours, but the mess is yours as well. If you live in … Continue reading

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Bad Day

“After all… tomorrow is another day.” — Vivian Leigh, Gone With the Wind My son had a particularly bad day. First. He realized that he missed his tour of one of the local solar factories on Friday. It was one of … 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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Stepping Off The Well-Beaten Path

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” — The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost A well-traveled path is well-beaten, but not always best. As I was picking … Continue reading

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Thinking Backward

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein For the past year or two I’ve picked up trash around the neighborhood in *front* of my house, but never … Continue reading

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The Trip Has Ended But The Journey Continues

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end” — Ursula LeGuin Two empty gas cans lay on the ground. I found them as I picked up a little … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 345 – The High Costs Of Litter

“Litter clean up costs the U.S. more than an estimated $11.5 billion each year.” — Keep America Beautiful, kab.org A bottle of vodka, a bottle of beer, and a bottle of water were just a few of the sundries I … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 337 – You Wouldn’t Leave Garbage On Your Front Lawn

“There aren’t many things that are universally cool, and it’s cool not to litter. I’d never do it. ” — Matthew McConaughey If I see a McDonald’s wrapper lying on the ground in our yard I’ll most likely pick it up, … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 275 – We All Need To Feel Appreciated

While picking up trash in our neighborhood this morning, a cyclist rode by me. Cyclist: “Thank you for doing this.” Me: “You are welcome.” Cyclist: “Is this just volunteer?” Me: “It’s just me today.” Cyclist: “Wow! Thank you.” Everyone likes … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 267 – When There’s A Problem To Solve, SOLV It

Litter found a new home thanks to the SOLV’ers. Stop Oregon Litter And Vandalism (SOLV) was founded over 40 years ago by then governor, Tom McCall. Starting small, it grew rapidly as an anti-litter organization. In 1984, the first statewide … Continue reading

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