Year end giving

During the holiday season and going into the New Year, many of you will be considering where to make your year end gifts.  Inspired by my friend Dan (who I often think is inside my brain), I thought I would share with you a few organizations I have worked with in one capacity or another, […]

Message received

At Laundry Love Santa Ana on Thursday, there was a woman who said some disparaging things about “the people who started this thing.”  Being one of “those people” I took this a bit personal.  I was a little angry and a little hurt that someone would question my motives or accuse me of being unfair. […]

Laundry Love Project Party

A little over a year ago, at one of the 511 Sunday night gatherings, a group of us decided to try out one of these Laundry Love Projects we had heard about.  Now here it is a year later.  The last year has been an exciting adventure that has genuinely impacted a lot of lives, […]

Big ideas. Big risks. Big fun.

Working on a new, still undercover, initiative.  It has the potential to be one of the biggest things I have ever pulled off.  By the same token, it has the potential to be the most colossal failure. The interesting thing, though, to me, is the ease at which the early stage things are going.  I […]

The Simple Things and Identity

I talked with a friend the other day.  Nothing deep.  Nothing dramatic.  He moved into a new place about two weeks ago.  I asked him how he was liking it.  He got a huge smile on his face and told me he liked it because he gets to take a shower every day. Wait–what?  Yeah, […]

Family Mission Statement

Every now and then I like to revisit this PUBLICLY.  It gives me a chance to ask you how I am doing and gives you a chance to see a glimpse into the why behind some of the decisions I make. Our family mission statement can be viewed here or you can see the text […]

Unleashing Beauty Online: the power of social media for social justice

Below is a presentation I gave at the Unleashing Beauty Conference in Irvine, Ca this last week.  I have embedded my slide show and put my notes, expanded and with links to various websites and webapps mentioned through out.  If your organization would like to talk about a more personalized solution lets set up a […]