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Unconditional kindness: the gift of a pair of size 8 shoes

Those who have the least often give the most. My homeless friend James has a brand new pair of shoes, courtesy of a woman who works at a Dunkin’ Donuts. James walks several miles a day¬†collecting returnable bottles and cans, … Continue reading

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Maria’s Outreach: Helping the homeless in Syracuse

From her office window last year, Maria Sweeney could look out and see a homeless man who lived in the doorway of an abandoned building. Each time she saw him, she wondered who he was and how he ended up … Continue reading

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A premature ‘Last Lecture’: Time Wounds All Heels

Tomorrow I will send a letter to each of my three sons, ages 25 to almost 21. I started the letter in 2008, shortly after a good friend died in his sleep at age 52. My friend never married, never … Continue reading

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The doorbell rings: face-to-face (not Facebook) spontaneity

You’re relaxing at home on a day off and the doorbell rings. You’re not expecting anyone, and there’s no delivery truck out front. Do you peek out a window to see who it is? If you can’t make a positive … Continue reading

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