I once had an easy button on my desk. It was given to me by a former employee who turned out to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic, if you know what I mean. At first it was cute, and at the end of every meeting or discussion, inevitably someone would push the... Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Challenge – Resources for buying local food in Virginia
Here is my game plan: 1 trip to a local farmers market to purchase all fruit, veggies and wine (all produced within 100 miles from my house) - I will probably do my shopping a few days before Thanksgiving (Sunday looks like the best day). Order a local, heritage Turkey online and pick it up... Continue Reading →
Nick’s Hope: A Vigil of Prayer and Encouragement
It was 1 year ago when Nick Freeman, a popular, well-liked, teenager in my community took his own life. You can read more in my post from last year, here. Here is a tribute to him posted by a friend last year shortly after his death: Beginning Tuesday, March 31st - two local community churches... Continue Reading →
Will you help save Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson
My sister teaches here - they are a private, tuition-free middle school that provides a nurturing and safe environment for low-income kids to excel academically and in life. It is fantastic program with a student-teacher ratio of 10-1. They are privately funded and, like many, have been hit hard by our struggling economy. Unfortunately, due... Continue Reading →
Hard times for some = opportunities for others
Have you heard the news? The economy is bad. If you are fortunate enough to have a good job, a roof over your head, health insurance, and plenty of food in your pantry - you CAN do something. With so many folks falling on hard times it is our responsibility as world citizens to take... Continue Reading →
Virginia, the Vote, and Inspiration
I am up at 4am. Dressed and ready by 5. Have my coffee in-hand, along with portable soccer chair stepping out the door for what is one of the most exiting, inspiring days of my life. When I arrive at the local high school at about 5:15 am, there are more than 300 folks in... Continue Reading →
AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk – will you help me to prevent suicide?
Tomorrow morning, I will be joining hundreds of others for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness community walk. It's a short walk -- only six miles (nothing like the 20 mile overnight dusk-till-dawn walk I did last year (see the video on my blog - link below). Those of you... Continue Reading →
Vote. It’s important.
Use this site to register to vote, request and absentee ballot, or find your polling place. They make it super-dupe EASY for you to make sure all is in order for election day: VoteForChange.com Please share this with friends - Democracy works best when everyone participates.
walking (again) to prevent suicide
I decided to participate in another AFSP Out of the Darkness walk this year - on October 11th. It's one of their community walks, only six miles (nothing like the 20 mile overnight dusk-till-dawn walk I did last year - see the video below). So I formed a team named "Lumos" - all of you... Continue Reading →
Bill O’Reilly: You’ve got to be kidding
I just watched a video of pundit Bill O'Reilly responding to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund's latest TV spot. You have to see what Mr. O'Reilly has to say about Viagra and birth control. He's got to be kidding - what a moron! If it really is a dollars and cents issue - doesn't it... Continue Reading →