Ross Anthony, M.Ed. (A Los Angeles Creative)
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Details of the Day (April 2011) With reader support, I served 20 random homeless people homemade chili as I trolled urban streets atop my trusty motor-steed named Chili. What a privilege and honor! Two highlights: 1. “Are you handing it to me? I can't see.” She said. I brought the cup closer, her hands slowly wrapped around it as if to catch a butterfly. She probed until she found the spoon, then tapped the top of the chili. She sniffed and gently smiled. “Thank you.” She said so sweetly, I thought for sure all of you could hear it. Did you? 2. “Hey,” I said, with a pseudo-hip head nod. “Hey, What's up?” He, 20-something, responded. “Wanna nice warm cup of homemade chili?” I asked. “Man, I wish.” He said, assuming that I was as down on my luck as he was. “Okay, then!” And I went back to the bike to dish him a cup. “There is kindness in the world. This proves it!” He spat out in near disbelief. So thank you all who helped by purchasing a book or two this season. This event created so much good will and so many smiles (on my face, too!). I've got to do it again, and I might not wait until next year.

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© 2011 photos, text, art, music copyright Ross Anthony. Thank you to all those who have participated in chil4homeless! (My Readers! My Friends! My Family! Misc. Strangers! Liem, Kocanda, Galati, Rand, Keszek, and many many more!

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