Tag Archives: Charity

Truck Repair And The Value Of Community

Ugh. The week before Christmas, time to get the tree (hoping for a late shopper’s discount), and the truck’s dashboard lights up red. The battery symbol flashes, the rpms drop, the engine dies, and I steer and brake the 4,800 … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies And Treasure

Christmas is not supposed to be about money. All that stuff with the money changers and the temple came much later. (Check the Bible for details.) Christmas has become what we’ve decided we want it to be – which means … Continue reading

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Social Media Manners Matter

Will someone please come up with a better name than ‘social media’? Yes, it is correct because the media that is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and such are media driven by socializing, but too many people either don’t use the term … Continue reading

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People Supply And Demand

How many people does it take to make a difference? Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? As much as it is handy to invoke Margaret Mead’s quote; “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, … Continue reading

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Wealth Evaporates Instead Distributes

Want to kick off a touchy subject? Talk about wealth in a group that isn’t all rich or all poor. We already have enough taboos about money. Talking about money is usually tough because we recognize how easily it can … Continue reading

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Dance When You Can

Swing, waltz, salsa, or just shaking it. Has it really been that long since I blogged about something light and easy? The local children’s theater held a dance-a-thon as a fundraiser. The last full day I took off was Christmas, … Continue reading

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Wish List 2014

The more I understand my fundamental wants, the less sense my wish list makes. We should give gifts to each other every day, but buying that many things is impractical for anyone who has to spend time earning a living. … Continue reading

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Scrooge V Cratchit

It’s the holiday season, the time for celebration, rituals, and traditions. On my list every year is a string of movies that wait for long nights and twinkly lights. The classic that was written in six weeks to pay some … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For The Basics

Last week was Thanksgiving, at least in the US. It was our annual day to eat and drink and socialize, with some ritual thanking going on. Rituals remind us to do the things we know we should do every day. … Continue reading

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My Money And My Life – Breakout

We whacked weeds, pulled old fencing out of bushes, posted some signs, and generally played around in our grubbies in the name of charitable land preservation. It is how I decided to spend a morning, and I didn’t even get … Continue reading

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