A Wet Blanket Lesson

November 7, 2009

Extra Mile America Award #2: Brad and Libby Birky, the S.A.M.E. Cafe

November 6, 2009

A Special Night

November 5, 2009

Last night was a special night.

Extra Mile America Award #1: Raynia Kinniston

November 3, 2009

My first Extra Mile America Award goes to Raynia Kinniston.

Raynia won my mind with her 47,000 hours of volunteering over 49 years at Mercy Hospital. She won my heart by being about as sweet as any person is allowed to be in life.


October 29, 2009

I made it! The bike ride is over...and now the long drive back is over!! Phew!

The way I feel now, I actually think it was more stressful driving 550 miles day instead of peddaling 70! How quickly I forget the big rigs feet a way!


October 25, 2009

The long drive back has begun. Breaking the trip home in 500+ mile days, Julian and I are scheduled to be back in California on Thursday. 

The Atlantic

October 22, 2009

The day was getting late, and it was bitter cold without my gloves. The sun was not sure if it wanted to hide for the rest of the day or still stay out and shine. Regardless, today was the day. I touched ocean.


October 19, 2009

I met a guy today who had a tough start in life.

Meet Arthur

October 14, 2009

Today, I met a super volunteer...Arthur. In fact, today was Arthur's 15th anniversary of volunteering at New York organization that in 2008 had 48,000 other great volunteers (like Arthur) who participated in one project or another.


October 9, 2009

I really enjoyed meeting a group of truly hard-working, passionate, and visionary Philadelphians. Greater Philadelphia Cares treated me wonderfully, and the conversations and organizations I shared today were memorable.

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