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Volunteering — Who Likes This Stuff??

I woke up one day and realized I was neck-deep in all-things volunteering and I don’t even like to volunteer. At eTapestry we had regular service project days and since all eTapestry clients are charities, it was a no-brainer on … Continue reading

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Indy Community Centers Closing

The Indy Star recently ran a great article about the closing of a few Indianapolis community centers (“Community centers are too important to fail”) and how the city may not be really doing anything about it. The article is also trying … Continue reading

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Hope Floats

Hope must be the word of the year.  Every turn I take I’m seeing the word hope.  Even in this shot I took last week I took of a butterfly behind our house.  For native American (indigenous peoples) the yellow butterfly represents … Continue reading

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I Like Panhandlers

Why are the homeless and panhandlers so feared?  I like them.  They make me a touch anxious like anyone else and I used to be afraid to make eye contact, but you’ll really make your life a lot easier if … Continue reading

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Hunger Games (Part 2 of 2)

The reminders about hunger continue… A good friend of mine Steve Buczkowski just returned last week from leading a short-term mission trip to New York.  He has led various trips organized thru New York City Relief.  This group feeds people … Continue reading

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Hunger Games (Part 1 of 2)

Hunger has been a recurring theme for me recently.  This summer I took 3 of my family back to Haiti where people don’t have water to drink let alone a lot of food to eat.  They have stories of kids collapsing in … Continue reading

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The Food Desert Near You

[Food desert?  No, I haven't misspelled dessert.] On a more recent tour of Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center our tour guide was showing new changes to the logistics for our food pantry and mentioned that the community we serve is in … Continue reading

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What’s the 211?

There was a Mary J Blige album in the early 90s called “What’s the 411?” – I believe that translates from urban to suburban simply as “What’s up?” or “What’s goin’ on?” But now, what’s the 211?  You might have … Continue reading

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