About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I believe in the community and want to engage with people who believe in kindness, love and each other.

A good day to me is when ... I get to see someone realize one of their dreams.

My hero in life is ...are strangers who smile while walking on the street

My favorite book is ...From East Till Dawn the biography of Amelia Earhart

One thing I'm grateful for is ... nature metaphors


An Exploration Of Gifts

Apr 27, 2017, 2 smiles Inspired by The Gifts of Strawberries Guri shared few posts back, a few recent reflections on walking, as well as the Introduction in Studs Turkel's last book he wrote before passing "Hope Dies Last" I wrote this reflection in my journal and thought I'd share: An exploration of gifts A morning walk reawakens the dendrites silenced by yesterday's internet clicks. Today I will do better with that. This morning ritual, often denied, gifts hope. Hope in the hang loose from the school bus driver & a myriad of hellos from the many different types of birds. Hope is in the fallen flowers blanketing the path, some bruised some still fresh and waiting for another way to give, possibly they'll make it to the side of a strangers ear. Hope is in the hello of what may be the happiest man on earth, who sleeps in a tent at the edge of the ... Read Full Story

Thought Some Of You Might Enjoy ...

Apr 27, 2017, 6 smiles Thought some of you might enjoy the Pope's Ted Talk from earlier today titled, "Why the only future worth building includes everyone".

Laddership News: Listening As Labors Of Love

Mar 03, 2017, 2 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. From practices of deep inner listening reflecting into outwards labors-of-love, we watch as the ripples from them continue to touch family and community.   

Laddership News: Blooming Into 2017!

Jan 09, 2017, 2 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. With their unique journeys, Laddership alum continue to seed, blossom and harvest various labors of love around the world, as we embark onwards into 2017!  

Laddership News: November Laddership: Connected Dots

Nov 27, 2016, 1 comments, 9 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. As our Fall 2016 Laddership Circle continues to connect the dots of worldwide love warriors, a Laddership alumni explores the impact of those connections in his own life's adventures. 

Laddership News: The Gift Of Giving

Oct 21, 2016, 1 comments, 1 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. In giving we receive, the saying goes. Below are just a few, of the many, stories around the Laddership ecosystem of alumni listening for and crafting unique ways to give to their communities and beyond.  

Laddership News: Settling Into September Gratitude

Sep 28, 2016, 2 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. With summer settled into September, we're witness to a gearing up of gratitude amongst our alums -- as Melissa ignites the spirit of service with her middle school class, Somik rolls out a Gratitude Wall at work, and Bill's BequeathIt app launches into final stages of fruition!  

Laddership News: Laddership News: Circling Up

Aug 12, 2016, 4 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. The power of "circling up" is evident this summer, as many Laddership Circle alumni convene with each other and in their communities, fueling gratitude and friendship in the most organic of ways. 

Laddership News: Laddership News: From Spain Kitchens

Jul 16, 2016, 2 comments, 9 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. In the 19 months since our pilot Laddership Circle began, it's humbling to witness seeds of transformative designs take root in all shapes and sizes, spheres and spaces -- from global virtual circles to communities in Spain to festivals in Nepal and beyond!

Laddership News: Laddership News: Experiments In

Jun 12, 2016, 1 smiles This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. From two more Circles starting, to quite a few experiments in giftivism, the ripples of our Laddership Circles continue to flow out into the world.