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- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel -

Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity.
Know that every deed counts, that every word is power.
Above all, remember that you must build your life as if it were a work of art.


I've been blogging since 2006. The archives on this site go back to 2011.
It's been an incredible journey, with ten years in Africa, two years in Costa Rica and the adventure continues. 


These days, I write mostly on Medium. Click the button below to visit my page. 



I send out brief notes a few times per month, designed to inspire and equip you to live a more harmonious and integrated life. Come join me on the journey! 

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Natural Born Philanthropist

By Jared | Aug 28, 2019

Philanthropy is one of our most natural human expressions.

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Showing Up for Ideas

By Jared | Jul 24, 2019

SHOWING UP FOR IDEAS Showing Up for Ideas Lots of people pride themselves on their ability to point out the potential demise of an idea, thought, or concept.  They look at the prospect and immediately begin to break down how it’s not going to work, or how it’s not a very intelligent or viable concept.  I am…

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Deconstructing Institutionalized Racism

By Jared | Jul 23, 2019

Deconstructing Institutionalized Racism Nixon launched the “War on Drugs” in 1969. Regan doubled down in 1984 with the “Just Say No” and DARE campaigns. Contrary to its contrived positioning, the “War on Drugs” was never designed to prevent drug trafficking or detour usage. It was designed as a mechanism for marginalizing, controlling, and oppressing people of…

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The Power of Motivated Millennials

By Jared | Jun 28, 2019

The Power of Motivated Millennials Chris Tuff is the national bestselling author of The Millennial Whisperer. His perspective on millennials, and his ability to understand and inspire them, is what earned him the title. To me, the millennial discussion a is a discussion about the future of humanity.  Chris is an identical twin. Navigating that unique…

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The Miracle of Notes

By Jared | Jun 17, 2019

The Wallaby – The Original Wallet Notebook by The Miracle of Notes We are surrounded by miracles, out there in the ether all around us. But we have to make space for them to bloom and show up in our lives. I’ve always been deliberate about taking notes. I keep a notebook ( and pen…

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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

By Jared | Jun 13, 2019

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told I’ve had the privilege of meeting some real-life heroes over the years through my Africa, Coast Rica, and US travels. One of those heroes is Chrissie Lam, founder of the Love Is Project and The Supply Change. It all started in 2012 with a simple LOVE bracelet project collaboration with the Masaai in Kenya.…

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Your Life, Your Legacy

By Jared | Jun 11, 2019

This is a photo of my daughter, Saorise (now 7) at about 2 yrs in Masaai land (Maai Mahiu, Kenya) while visiting Cafe Ubuntu with my man Zane Wilemon of the Ubuntu brand.  Your Life, Your Legacy Mark your calendar for June 18th!  My friend, Brenda Wright, has invited me to speak about crafting a Meaningful…

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Am I Depriving My Children?

By Jared | May 6, 2019

Am I Sheltering My Children? The discussion of “sheltering” has come up more as our kids interact in the community. We don’t have a TV, our kids don’t have phones, and Ilea and I don’t spend much time on our screens either. The kids don’t even know what a video game is. They see a film…

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I Don’t Want to Grow Up

By Jared | May 6, 2019

I Don’t Want to Grow Up People often start conversations by asking, “where did you grow up”? That always inspires me to contemplate, “ Did I grow up?”. That wasn’t ever a goal of mine. Without kids, we want to raise them with the Peter Pan perspective that anything is possible through imagination and faith.  We…

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