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Stop Threatening Me With Santa
                Tis the
season to use Santa to get our kids to listen and behave.  You know the drill.  “You had better stop hitting your brother or
Santa won’t bring you anything for Christmas.” 
We’re all guilty of it or at least we have most likely had i...

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Host A Dinner Party
dinner party?  Sounds like fun doesn’t
it?  There’s most likely not enough time
to set this up by Giving Tuesday, but you can make the plans that night.  Now, for the details.                 Stop
Hunger Now is an organization similar to F...

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Baby It's Cold Outside
we had our first snowfall of the season last night.  My hands about froze while I was scraping my
windshields.  I thought I had a pair of
gloves in my coat pockets, but I was mistaken. 
Luckily, I have a Chevy and the heat was in full ...

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Feed'Em Soup
                Dignity.  That’s a word that came to mind when I browsed
the “Feed’Em Soup” site.  Feed ‘em Soup
is a non-profit organization in DeKalb that serves a community meal every
Wednesday from 5 to 7.  Everyone is
welcome.  It is a pay what you can...

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Pajama Party
temperature is dropping.  It’s time to
pull out the comfy jammies.  I love the fleece
pants! When my daughter was a toddler the “Good Night Show” on Nickelodeon used to have Pajama
drives.  I imagine they still do.  Recently I received a...

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Do You Want to Play a Game?
first idea to bring to the table for “Giving Tuesday” actually came to me as I
was browsing their site.  A gaming
company in England is holding “Gaming Tuesday” where you sign up to play video
games and you sponsor one of the charities th...

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Weddings and Funerals
                I was
browsing Facebook this morning and a friend had posted a photo that said, “You
don’t need a reason to help people.”  It
was from a liberal posting.  Full
disclosure…I’m a registered Republican that believes in helping people.  I just l...

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Giving Tuesday 2013
               Last year at around this time, I wrote about “Giving
Tuesday.”  It’s a movement to give back
on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  That
is a mere 25 days from now, December 3. 
I will do my best to help you generate ideas in order to

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The Versatile Shoebox Shoeboxes have been used for a
variety of reasons.  I remember
scrounging for a shoebox to make my diorama project for a grade school history
project.  Before the invention of plastic
boxes, shoeboxes held records of bills paid. 
Old b...
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