HI! MY NAME IS Adam O. I am a writer living in Minneapolis, MN. I am an average person, driven by a goal to always keep improving so that I LEAVE the world a LITTLE better than when i found iT.

Am I chollo?

Weekend good: 190 pounds of food/stuff

I did my third Saturday morning weekend delivery to the food shelf, picking up almost 200 pounds of food from a Target and bringing it to Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners' food shelf, a program that responds to emergency needs and creates opportunities for families in Hennepin county, Minneapolis. There were at least 20 pounds of bananas, so that’s exciting. Two weeks ago there must have been 30 pounds of avocados, which I hope people ate fast, because they don’t last long. 

I got a peek at the inner workings of Target, which is an area about as large as the customer facing front end of the store. 

I rewarded myself for my hard volunteer work with a breakfast of ham, eggs, hash browns, and a pancake! 

Doing good isn’t hard, it’s delicious!

It’s weird, but I feel like I’ve already established new relationships. This week the regular guy (regular because I met him twice) was gone and the new guy called me “chollo.” I’m not sure what that means, but the other guy told me last time he was going to San Diego. I said, “great place, do you like fish?” He though for a good 5 seconds, and said, “fried fish?” I said, “yeah, they have fried fish.” He smiled at that.

He is a little strange, but I miss him. I think he is back next week, and I will have to ask him about the fish.

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Truck of food and water and stuff.

Truck of food and water and stuff.

Every kid deserves a bike and to learn how to ride one, but bikes are out of reach for kids in this, the wealthiest country in the world. People say, "that's just the way it is."

Every kid deserves a bike and to learn how to ride one, but bikes are out of reach for kids in this, the wealthiest country in the world. People say, "that's just the way it is."

Exciting!

Exciting!

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