Archive Tag: giving

Choice Paralysis

The college student smart enough to succeed at several majors. The retiree who could do a hundred things with the next thirty years of his life. The businessman with a zillion 401K options. Me standing before fifty varieties of spaghetti sauce at the grocery store. The woman at a conference hearing appeals from a dozen non-profits and just causes. Choice paralysis. View Post

The Give List

I’ve been experimenting on myself for a few months now. Every day I set out to give just one thing. undivided attention to a stranger an unusually large and undeserved tip quarters stacked on a candy machine at the grocery store Admittedly, some days the gifts felt small and unappreciated,… Read More

A Tale Of Two Zip Codes

This is a tale of two zipcodes–and the relationship between how much we have and how much we give. Spindale & Arlington Spindale is a rural community in North Carolina speckled with mobile homes and blanketed in kudzu. Arlington, Virginia’s miles of exclusive neighborhoods, shopping centers, and office complexes neighbor… Read More