Tag Archives: Freedom of Espresso

A gift for James on his 50th birthday — a home

A few weeks ago I asked my homeless friend James what he thought about his upcoming 50th birthday. “It’s just another day,” he said as he sorted returnable bottles and cans before taking them to the redemption center. “Just another … Continue reading

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No need to drink alone at a neighborhood coffee shop

It was tough to find a parking spot outside my favorite coffee shop Saturday morning. As it turns out, that was a very good thing. Inside, so many animated conversations were going on, it felt almost like a bar at … Continue reading

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One young woman’s passion: ‘Always for Africa’

Gabrielle Romano had always wanted to go on an international mission trip, so when her brother and sister-in-law were heading to Africa to educate women about HIV and AIDS, she asked if she could go along. “When I left Malawi … Continue reading

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