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A New Chapter

As I had written a couple of weeks ago, I am moving out of Philly. I will be moving out in two weeks.  After I take care of some necessities, I am taking road trip across the southern US to visit some friends.  I will ultimately end up in Los Angeles where I am meeting up with one of my best friends.  We’re renting a place there for a little while and going to explore (and re-explore) many places in California.

So I’ve been busy packing up my most prized possessions and tying up loose ends here in Philly.  I’m a bit stressed out because I have so much to do in the next two weeks. But I am happy to get out of Philly.  I knew it was time to leave when I got a parking ticket the other day in a place where they had just added new “no stopping” signs.  Surely, it’s time for a big change and a new chapter in my life.

Perhaps my next blog post will be from the road in somewhere, USA.  Until then…

 

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Share your meal and help the hungry!

I just recently discovered shareurmeal.com run by a few great people here in Philadelphia.  While many of us take in the luxury of dining out…or even dining in our nice warm homes, someone else isn’t as lucky and is going hungry.

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You can help to make a difference in the lives of those going hungry in southeastern Pennsylvania when you are savoring your own food.  Create an account on shareurmeal.com.  When you’re dining on scrumptious yumminess, go ahead and snap a photo of your meal with your fancy little phone.  Email that photo to the designated email address provided through shareurmeal or simply upload it directly to the site with a caption that describes the meal.  For this small fraction of your time, a sponsor will dedicate $1 for every meal posted to United Way’s LIVE UNITED: Food for Thought initiative, which is a campaign to beat rising hunger in Southeastern Pennsylvania.  And you don’t need to live in Pennsylvania to do this, but know that you are helping someone through this one small task.

I can only hope that others throughout the country and the world catch on to create great social change in the simplest of ways such as this.  Thanksgiving in the US is right around the corner.  So when you’re chowing down on your dead animal, think about the number of people that it could have fed or the people who don’t even have the luxury of doing the same with their family and friends.  Instead, they’re digging your turkey scraps out of the dumpster the day after Thanksgiving.

Today I had these amazing huevos rancheros at Sabrina’s Cafe in South Philly, I posted the photo to shareurmeal and Drexel University donated a $1 to the cause. Now it’s your turn.  So pass it forward!

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