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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

An Advent adventure

A seasonal rerun. I so miss the columns Anne Lamott used to write for Salon; they got me through some of the roughest times of my life. (How can you not love someone who refers to herself as a “cursing Christian”?) This year, though, I’ve been thinking about someone I know who is in real […]

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Pope Frank is my homeboy

I enjoy just about everything he does: Wednesday was the Cool Pope’s 78th birthday. What do you think he did to celebrate? Get a few strippers? Eat a pile of molly? Cry to himself silently over a bottle of Grappa about a life lived unfulfilled? No. He bought homeless Romans 400 sleeping bags. The Cool […]

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Of course I approve! Look at that little girl go: Bookmark It

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Toys for Tots needs help

Since Thanksgiving was late this year, Toys for Tots had fewer days to collect enough toys to meet their goals, and corporate donations are $2 million behind. That’s a lot of toys, and there are 13 million kids living in poverty. So the need for your help in more urgent than ever. As you’ll see […]

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It’s the season of giving, and instead of giving people unnecessary plastic objects, a lot of you are looking for worthy charities to help. Turning Points for Children is a good one. They’ve been serving the poorest areas of Philadelphia since the 1800s, and they’re having a tote and suitcase drive: Approximately 4,000 children in […]

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Awww

This 83-year-old Grandma always wanted to be in the Macy’s parade. This year, her family pulled it off: Bookmark It

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There are no words: LOMA LINDA, Calif. – A video showing a father singing the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ to his dying newborn son after his wife died in childbirth is being watched around the world. On Saturday, Nov. 8, Lennon James Picco was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks. Hours later, Lennon’s mother, Ashley Picco, […]

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Feeding the homeless

Russell Brand: Bookmark It

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Inspiration

What an amazing young woman: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban, has donated $50,000 (nearly £31,000) towards the reconstruction of schools in Gaza. The Nobel peace prize winner, speaking after receiving the World Children’s Prize for the rights of the child in Marienfred, Sweden, on Wednesday, said the money would be […]

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In Canada! Bookmark It

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