Attended an award presentation for the Muslim Education Trust on Saturday. One of the winners, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, did a great job calming people down after many expressed concern about President-Elect Trumps comments about Muslims during the campaign.
Props to the Cubs who won #thebestseventhgameever last night. Shout out to my former boss at the Chicago P&G soap plant, Mike Kuczwara, who retired early to volunteer as a team scout #thecurseisbroken
Reenie and I LOVED doing some volunteer work with #CatholicCharities this week to help Portland refugees from Afghanistan. We worked with a small group on Wednesday in a culture class where we helped them practice English. Two of them had risked their lives to be interpreters for American soldiers. On Thursday we met a single Mom and her six kids from Somalia at the airport. It was awesome! It feels good to offer a little assistance to people who have often lost so much.
So inspiring to hear @Malala at the Moda Center last night. Favorite story? When she told about the day she received the #NobelPeacePrize at the age of 15. She had been told to expect a call at 9:30 am at her high school if she won, and when the time came and went, she assumed–as she always expected–that the prize went elsewhere. Then about an hour later school administrators asked her to come to the office. They told her she won! But her first reaction was “I’m so glad I’m not in trouble!”
Happy anniversary to my best friend and the love of my life. So glad I married the girl that made me a better person. We took this picture on our anniversary trip to Lake Tahoe in front a #lovetree with two strong independent trunks growing together–like us!
A shout out to my neighbor Mo Farah who lives on Blackhawk. After falling in the 10,000m, the British trackstar still managed to get back up and win gold! #RioOlympics
During our morning walk, a young boy holding a cardboard sign that read “Rocks for Sale” stopped us.
Him: “Do you wanna buy some rocks for 25 cents?” When he says “r” it sounds like “w.”
Me, pulling out my empty pocket: “Sorry, buddy. We left our money at home.”
Him: “Where are you going now?”
Me: “We’re going home.”
Him: “Could you maybe finish your walk and come back with money?”
Me: “How long will you be here?”
Him: “All morning.”
That, ladies and gentleman is how you close a sale. Of course we went back a half hour later. He wasn’t there, but we took some rocks from a small neat pile and left our money by his abandoned sign on the roadside.
If #mediacoverage is the key to winning elections, and being provocative is the surest way to get press, will our leaders always be scoundrels from now on?
As evidence of the old saw “a picture is worth a thousand words,” I offer the following photographs of #menshopping without any needless explanation.