Tag Archives: homeless

recycle freecycle [day 246]

Freeycycle is the modern day dumpster diving, without having to touch a dumpster or trash can.  From the freecycle site: It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. … Continue reading

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the clothing experiment update [day 237]

Here’s the experiment.  I decided to reduce my wardrobe by 50%.  I also threw out a mini-challenge.  Take 25 pieces of clothing from your closet, place them in a box or plastic tote.  Put it away for a month and … Continue reading

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what retailers should you support? [day 222]

I found myself being irritated at the grocery store, stirring over the little yellow tags again.  (day 160… trained shopping monkeys)  Upon a very deliberate observation, I would guess 60% or more of the little yellow tags are ‘low price‘ … Continue reading

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robinhood is good, homeLESS, organized hoarders and more… [day 200]

Is 200 a milestone in the challenge?  No, it’s just a nice, round, even number.  I remember my mom pumping gas into the car when I was little and she always rounded it up to a full dollar amount, even … Continue reading

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helping the homeless stay warm [day 194]

Thanksgiving day, we brought many coats and blankets to Dallas to pass out to the homeless people living there, trying to stay warm.  Even though there was a lot of food, many said they had already eaten, as everyone gives … Continue reading

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holiday trash-tweet tips from Excessable Christmas [flashback]

These are some fun, funny, odd and disturbing holiday tweets from last year, published in my book Excessable Christmas.  The book is still available for sale on Blurb.  Book details: ISBN: yeah, not so much.  Self published and I’m not … Continue reading

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just updates [day 123]

Just a few updates today, no rants.  😉 Birthdays. My son’s birthday is next week.  We shopped on eBay for gifts or I told him he can have some money to spend.  He doesn’t want a party, but just a barbecue with … Continue reading

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humanitarian photographer [day 63 & 64]

I went to the Echo conference this week at Watermark Church.  (#echo10 on Twitter)  As I was looking at the list of speakers, I noticed many good ones, but one stood out to me. I’m not sure if it was … Continue reading

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when do you leave? [day 53]

This is a photo story from an abandoned house I visited yesterday.  Yes, sadly, trash society includes houses.  I do love to take photos in abandoned houses, as all of them have an untold story. It’s like reading a suspenseful … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 42 [homeless]

Homeless people are in EVERY city, some you may see, some you may not.  Want to help, without giving cash?  Carry some fast food gift cards with you.  I had a couple of $10 cards and was able to give … Continue reading

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