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Battling High School Drop Outs

Fact:  Indiana determines how much prison space it will need in 15 years by measuring our 3rd graders’ test scores.  That is scary. We’ve heard this in the past from United Way and this was effectively used on the front … Continue reading

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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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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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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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