The nation's face of hunger is changing: More than 8 million boomers ages 50 to 64 are turning to charities for food assistance, according to a new report by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks that provide food and groceries to Americans in need.
Earlier this month I began my Experience Corps work with Washington, D.C. elementary school kids to build their reading skills. It has been both exhilarating and exhausting. And although I'm having a tremendous amount of fun, I am already developing calluses on my back side getting used to sitting in a chair that's only 14 inches off the ground!
A week ago, I visited my Pop Pop for his 96 th birthday. I brought a big sign with me, with dozens of messages from people all over the country - family in Indiana, friends in Mississippi, Twitter followers from Boston and D.C. and Kansas. Even Arthur, who I introduced in my first post here, got in on the surprise. "How ya doin, pal?" he wrote.
Have you ever noticed that when you buy a tube of toothpaste from the grocery store, that you never think the money you spend still belongs to you? Fact: you exchanged the money for the toothpaste. Toothpaste belongs to you and the money belongs to the store you bought it from. Quid pro quo, tit for tat, or as some say, "We're square."
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