Monthly Archives: May 2010

mexico [day 3 & 4]

I’m leaving Mexico right now and what an incredible weekend.  Going to Casa Hogar Elim (and surrounding areas this time) is always incredible and I never want to leave.  Being there sheds a whole new light, well, maybe not new, … Continue reading

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questions about the challenge.

I had some questions posted on my blog from my friends about the details of the challenge.  I’m going to attempt to answer them, although I’m not sure I’ve thought of everything, you know, like the batteries.  (day 2) The … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 2

I had to work this morning and this afternoon, and tonight, we are driving to Mexico.  I’m typing my update in the car.  And no, I don’t have one of those fancy wireless internet things, I’m just typing on the … Continue reading

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I love potato chips.

Do you love potato chips?  What do you do with the crumb in the bottom of the bag?  Instead of throwing them away, save them in a container to use as an alternative to bread crumbs in your next recipe. … Continue reading

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toilet paper…

Squeeze your rolls of toilet paper to make the cardboard insert flat.  This will keep people from using too much and keep your kids from rolling it out all over the place.

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the challenge [day 1]

Day one of any long time period challenge is more of a normal time than a reality check of the radical decision you just committed to.  I decided to do this challenge very early in the morning, which is the … Continue reading

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the challenge

I have been reading many books lately about poverty and homelessness.  Among those are Under the Overpass, Trolls and Truth and Irresistible Revolution.  I have a long list of other books that I have on my reading list, but one at a time. … Continue reading

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give a gift.

Giving a gift?  Instead of wrapping paper, why not use a green bag?  It’s $1 and can be reused over and over again.  The average gift wrap/bag cost about $3.  If you give 20 gifts a year, you will save … Continue reading

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