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Volunteer Journal #93 – Shoes For The Homeless

Volunteer Journal #93 – Shoes For The Homeless

This one was super easy! Mission – Help get 1000 pairs of shoes to LA’s homeless population. Time commitment – 1 hour on Saturday. Using my new LAWorks membership and their awesome events calendar (which I highly recommend every charity ...

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Volunteer Journal #90 – Surfrider Bans Polystyrene

Volunteer Journal #90 – Surfrider Bans Polystyrene

I was sitting in a Manhattan Beach City Council meeting listening to a bunch of politicians gripe at Cal Edison, a utility, for shoddy service (Duh).  I’d rather be grocery shopping, doing laundry, lifting weights, cleaning the litter box, calling ...

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Volunteering Journal #89 – Tree Musketeers

Volunteering Journal #89 – Tree Musketeers

I had the pleasure of volunteering for an organization founded by kids for kids called Tree Muskeeters. The young Musketeers plant trees, care for them, and hopefully pass on the lessons they learn to adults. I always tell people that ...

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The Los Angeles War Against Public Gardens

The Los Angeles War Against Public Gardens

One of the most touching projects I’ve done in the last 89 volunteer missions was the day I worked with LA Green Grounds. In April we planted a garden in the food dessert that is South Central Los Angeles.  Angel ...

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My SuperChangeYourLife Interview

My SuperChangeYourLife Interview

I just did an interview with Stanley Bronstein from Superchangeyourlife.com . We talked about what gets me up in the morning, my favorite groups I’ve worked with, what happens when it all goes wrong, what poverty looks like in America, ...

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My Wish List for the 100

My Wish List for the 100

I’ve only got a few projects left on my way to 100. As I’ve suggested before I have no idea right now what I’m going to be able to do or how I’m going to finish this list.  It will ...

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TheGoodMuse Explains: FAQ Question – Why I Do This?

TheGoodMuse Explains: FAQ Question – Why I Do This?

“Why do you do TheGoodMuse?” “Why do this?” “What’s in it for you?” “What’s the ‘angle’?” “Who are you doing it for?” I get asked the above a lot.  Often, with a fair amount of cynicism in the tone. Sometimes people ...

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