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I Swapped with the Man in Worn and Dirty Clothes

[From the archives.] I crossed the street headed to the coffee shop. As I stood there in the blessedly warm February sun, a man in worn and dirty clothes sitting on the low wall next to the post office said, “Hey, … Continue reading

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Bare Buttocks, Barren Soul

[As a follow-up to Wednesday’s post, here is one from the archives on a time my son and I found ourselves challenged to help a stranger.] *** I went out to lunch with my son on Tuesday. As we left the … Continue reading

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I Made a Swap with a Homeless Man and Came Out Ahead on the Deal

I crossed the street headed to the coffee shop. As I stood there in the blessedly warm February sun, a man in worn and dirty clothes sitting on the low wall next to the post office said, “Hey, you work at … Continue reading

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Feeding the Homeless, Three Scones at a Time

Dolly greeted me from her usual spot across the street from the courthouse. “Hey, how you doing?” “Good,” I said. “On my way to get coffee. Had breakfast yet?” She pointed to a slumped over plastic bag on the ledge … Continue reading

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Bare Buttocks and the Barren Soul

[From the archives.] *** I went out to lunch with my son on Tuesday. As we left the restaurant he saw a man across the plaza and said, “That guy needs to pull his pants up.” I looked and said, “That … Continue reading

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Bare Buttocks, Barren Soul

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.  A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the … Continue reading

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