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A week ago I was thrust into a new world and I went joyfully to explore. The results, I am afriad, were in some respects an all too familiar state of being. I am thankful for the insight it gave me; it renewed my awareness of how a new activity can both frustrate and bring…

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The clouds rise. On Monday morning, the 29th day of October, 2012, I walked to an appointment and was overwhelmed with the beauty outside. The sun was not shining, but it also was not raining. Amazing! Some blue sky was peaking through the mostly cloudy, grey sky. The leaves! Oh my! The leaves, beautiful reds…

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I attended a fundraising dinner last week and for a second year was impressed with what is happening with young people who choose to participate in this organization, here in Portland, Oregon.    The educational wonder is REAP, Inc., Reaching and Empowering All People. According to their website, www.reapusa.org, they are “dedicated to student voice…

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