Tag Archives: feeding the hungry

The Power of a Handcrafted Pen to Feed the Hungry

These handcrafted pens generated 2,080 meals for the hungry. Not bad for dead piece of wood. This story began a bit over a year ago when my son, Isaac, gave me a woodworking lathe. I owned one 30 years ago, but after it flipped a tool through my workshop window, I sold it. Fast-forward 30 years […]

Mixing a Love for Writing With a Passion to Feed the Hungry

I love to write and recently resumed the practice of handwritten letters. My favorite instrument of choice, hands down, is a fountain pen. Using a fountain pen on fine paper requires an entirely different way of writing than which I am accustomed.  I am also a woodworker and was recently given a Siberian Elm with […]

How Many Hungry People Can We Feed With This Tree?

No, I’m not going to try to feed this actual tree to hungry people. Instead,  I will create bowls, pens, wine stoppers, cutting boards, carvings and a variety of other items that, if people want them, they can make a donation to The Outreach Program to help pay for meals to feed hungry people. And Outreach meals are only .25 cents a […]

Shining Your Light in the Darkness

The light on the end table in our bedroom turned on at 2:00 in the morning. It was six feet from our bed. We do not have a clapper. I asked my wife if she turned it on. Nope. I asked the dog. Nope. My wife told me it was a sign. I had to […]

Turning the Worst Year Into the Best Year

A year ago, yesterday, I was parked along the interstate in Kansas City ready to dial 9-1-1 because it felt like someone took a chainsaw to my sternum and yanked out my still-beating heart. I had just received a haphazardly written email with typos from three out of four board members of the nonprofit organization […]