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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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“I have a great following and some influence, and if I’m not using it to make the world a better place, what the hell am I doing?” THE HUMANITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA THIS IS A BLOG POST THAT REFLECTS MY INTERVIEW WITH SOCIAL MEDIA GURU, BRIAN FANZO. In this episode, I have a conversation with social…

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Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.Bob Marley Moments Rather Than Minutes This photo was taken in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Natty is Rwandan, but he lived in Kingston, Jamaica from 1977-1979, where he was heavily influenced by his close friendship with Bob Marley.  When I lived in Rwanda, Natty…

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