Category Archives: Uncategorized

“Love is a spirit all compact of fire, Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire.” – William Shakespeare


“Love is a spirit all compact of fire,
Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire.”
– William Shakespeare

Love is gentle and soft.

Yet Love is also filled with fire, energy, excitement and hope! Continue reading

Robin Williams’ Comedy: What You Can Learn from Him and Apply It to the Workplace

rsz_281162_1280x720Robin Williams truly helped the world.

Continue reading

Celebrate People… Celebrate Moments!

It doesn't really endI just got done speaking at Berkeley to a group who wanted to find the right volunteer opportunity.  And yet on the way… we talked too about being able to serve right now.

Continue reading

The Most Important Problem You’ll Ever Have


Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity – Gerhard Gschwandtner

You might be facing a problem, a roadblock, some devastating news.  However, I know one thing for sure —  if you are reading this blog, you’re here to jump over it.

Continue reading

Two Million Children Are Involved in Something Each Year They Should Never See

Two Million Children.

Two Million Children every year are involved in something.

And they don’t want to be.

And it’s something that they should never see.

They are the countless number of children lured by economic opportunities. Or family pressure. Or they are simply taken by force. They are the children who are sold into the sex trade.

That is not something that I like to write about.

I’d rather focus on all the joyful children and helping them live normal lives. Many of them are in good families, and simply don’t have enough food. Many are in safe neighborhoods and don’t have the means to go to school. That is “fun” to help or “light” philanthropy. It’s good, and it’s what most of us do. If you want to help, you can do so now:

Volunteer with Greenheart Travel’s India Education Project
Gift the joy of sports with Nepal Orphans Home’s Sports Package
Volunteer with Children in China
Support Teen Girls in New Orleans

But if you are willing to get into some uncomfortable territory…then children all over the world will thank you. The 50% of trafficked children who exist in Asia. The 100,000 Nepali girls that work in Indian brothels (keep in mind “only” 12,000 have been trafficked; for the rest it is just the norm). And yes, in our backyard, the runaways. According to the National Runaway Switchboard, 1/3 of all runaways become involved in exploitation within two days of being on the street. It’s ugly to hear that in the U.S. it happens.

It shouldn’t. Thank you for going there with me today, in a blog that strives to focus on the positive for Living and Giving. I hope you will help bring peace to some child and their family today.


Share Your Time with Children of the Night
Help Spread The Word: The V Sign
Protect A Girl From A Life On The Streets
Support access to free GED

Photo credit (in order):
Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
James Jin, Village Children, Guangdong, China
Miszpinay, Quiapao Children

Why Liquid Cable Company is So Powerful in Africa


Liquid is working hard.

That’s what happens when you try to set up shop, a complex online network, in Africa.

Continue reading

Everyone Should be Excellent

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with out life.”

—Steve Jobs


Every one, every activity and task we do, should be excellent.  Don’t take an endeavor lightly: 

  • Either you are building a company or watching TV.
  • Having family dinner with your friends or eating a powerbar in the car. 
  • Writing a book or reading a gossip magazine.
  • Organizing your home or letting the compost pile up. 
  • Giving the postman a smile, or ignoring her.  
Everything COUNTS.  Every one of your activities can reflect excellence!


Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco—my own “home sweet home”. He was the co-founder and CEO of Apple and was incredibly influential in the technology sector, revolutionizing how we interact with technology and computers. Although Jobs started his adulthood with little direction, he soon discovered that he could be truly excellent in the field of technology and business. After traveling the world and working for Atari, Steve Jobs founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. The duo created a product and business model that allowed the average American to have access to a computer. Tragically, Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011 at 56 years old. He has left us with a legacy of hard work, creativity, and dedication to one’s goals.