Lists Redux

I’ve written before about lists, scribbling down more words, likely same thoughts, so helpful sometimes, lists. Scribble down more words to share as I scribble down more words on a list, endless words, endless things to do. Lists like a safety valve, pressure valve, always more always more, scribble down the words that are tied …

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Best Intentions

Best intentions, not an end, but a starting point, Be not just content to have “best intentions” rather, Frequently be re-accessing actions, to attend, align yourself with what is best practice, plan, actions, And remove ego, so that your evaluation and following efforts are properly aligned not just for you but for all, For all, …

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All We Do

Personal Life, Home Life, Work Life, Social Life, Service Life, all we do, how to do?! How to balance, prioritize, attend, Say Yes, say No, how and when, when when when? Find the bits, find the time, find it within yourself each hour, each day, For all you do, all the demands and pulls and …

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Is It Normal?

As the new year gets under way I recall a couple days back, standing in my garage, listening to the rain subside, looking out through the door to the darkness in the backyard. There I was, shapeshifter, projecting forward, writing about the past. My own little take on shape-shifting, maybe more seer forward, looking back. …

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The Grandeur of Littleness

Snippets for a while from Francis’ Christmas Eve Homily, 2021, This to begin, “Today, all is turned upside down: God comes into the world in littleness. His grandeur appears in littleness.” So simple, so profound. Reset your mind, your soul to this truth. Seek, Embrace, Love the littleness you encounter, you live, God is in …

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Feed the People: Last Entry 2021

Here’s how it ended up, 42nd Annual DeAnza Lions Club Thanksgiving Food Drive 2021: 7 stops, 220 families, 460 boxes of food, maybe 900 (plus) people served, about 30 Lions and Friends/Family of Lions, much GOOD… #WeServe #LionsClubs Boxes stage for packing Food Boxes loaded for deliveries Last Delivery, Watsonville Baby Strollers Turned Shopping Carts …

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Feed The People: Part Three

It’s all been gathered. It’s all been done. About 30 volunteers. About 300 miles in loops shuttling food to sort center and cold storage. Now it’s time to execute. Now it’s time to feed the people. Turkeys reign supreme in the freezer truck Ready for final load Left over, won’t go to waste Two of …

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Feed The People: Part Two

Amazing day of collective effort and generosity. Various volunteers, long hours, and grocery store shoppers willing to donate food and cash to support those in need. Today we pull in the rest of the food needed, by hook or by crook, let’s feed the people. Modest Start, Saturday Past a couple boxes of produce, the …

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Feed the People, Part One

42 years and counting, the Cupertino DeAnza Lions Club have made this effort, Gathering food to provide Thanksgiving Dinner for families in need, those who might not otherwise be able to celebrate this holiday. And so it begins again, 3 days, 30 plus volunteers and countless donors, to bring it together… Boxes purchased The Odd …

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Democracy, Low and Slow: Working The Polling Center

Duties as assigned. I’m a Floater. Story of my life. Like a rover in the secondary of a football defense. Ready to help keep things together, and get the vote in, safe and secure. Monitor the kids collecting the voting station binders and ballot bags, keep the binders organized. We’ll see how it goes. What …

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