Category Archives: giving

People, Portraits and Prizes

People, Portraits and Prizes

PRIZES?  Yes! Keep reading. Back when I lived in Sudan (and couldn’t run), I was working as a story writer and photographer. The land in Sudan was as barren as barren could be. There wasn’t much to work with in the way of landscape photography. The roads were dirt, the homes constructed of sticks and mud,… more…

Running: For So Many Reasons

Running: For So Many Reasons

Yesterday I ran ten miles in Paris. I circled the arc, passed under the Eiffel tower, and wound my way along the Seine to Notre Dame. I dodged tourists, tripped on cobblestones, and spent a lot of time thinking as the French summer sun shone on each of my steps. I often run in cities… more…

Where I’m Giving this #GivingTuesday

Where I’m Giving this #GivingTuesday

If you’re anything like me, you started this week overtired and over-stuffed. Perhaps you ate too much for Thanksgiving. Perhaps you overshopped Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals. Or perhaps, like me, you skipped both Turkey and shopping, but still feel overwhelmed and overmarketed. And now there is the business of… more…

Week #8: Playing for Change

Week #8: Playing for Change

Yesterday we covered the mushy topic of living love. While I’m not typically a mushy person in particular, I’m do get super excited about people who are living intentionally in order to help others. When I started my #give10 search for people and projects who were changing the world, I accidentally surrounded myself by a… more…

Spreading the Love of Life

Spreading the Love of Life

This Valentines Day, per usual, I’m not expecting any flowers or chocolates. But I refuse to be a person who grumbles about being single today. I’m not claiming that I love being a +0 all the time and I’d certainly not turn away a knight in shining armor who came knocking on my door. I’m… more…

Week #7: Meet WITNESS -> Authentic Voices for Human Rights Change

Week #7: Meet WITNESS -> Authentic Voices for Human Rights Change

This week President Obama made a little trip to South East Asia and stopped for 2 days in my home city of Phnom Penh. In preparation for this important visitor, Cambodia has spent weeks both sweeping up the streets and sweeping all things that could make look the country look bad under the figurative carpet…. more…

week #6: In Search of Sanuk = finding fun in doing good

week #6: In Search of Sanuk = finding fun in doing good

Several months ago I sat in the upstairs booth of a very unassuming Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. The place was modest yet awesome, and in some ways mirrored my dinner companion. This was my first meeting with Dwight Turner who started and runs In Search of Sanuk, a project that helps refugee families and asylum… more…