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Volunteer Journal #61 – The Somaly Mam Foundation

Volunteer Journal #61 – The Somaly Mam Foundation

The following conversation actually occurred.  It happened because I told a friend that approximately 27 million people live in slavery today – more than during the entire history of the transatlantic slave trade. Friend: So you’re saying the African slave ...

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Volunteer Journal #60 – Writing Coach

Volunteer Journal #60 – Writing Coach

I love that number 60 was in my wheelhouse. Teaching a writing workshop. That’s it. Pretty simple. Class – 6 High school kids. Who should be worried about going to college and picking up classmates. Unfortunately these kids, as KIDSAVE ...

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Volunteer Journal #59 – Share Our Strength

Volunteer Journal #59 – Share Our Strength

I got the call from Share Our Strength on Friday requesting volunteer help on Sunday for the LA Times Celebration of Food and Wine benefit at Paramount. Regardless of the late notice, I got butterflies. Maybe even a bit lightheaded. ...

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Nat Turner, Blair Grocery & the Lower 9 Garden

Nat Turner, Blair Grocery & the Lower 9 Garden

“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them for they’re always there.” — Norman Vincent Peale Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans five years ago flooding 80% ...

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Volunteer Journal #57 – Star Eco Station

Volunteer Journal #57 – Star Eco Station

On the phone Tuesday night: “I got to go to bed.  I’m cleaning snake cages early tomorrow morning.” “Why!?” “Because they sh*! in them Mom.” “This is another one of those volunteer things isn’t it?” “No, this is for fun.” ...

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Philippe Cousteau gets Feisty about Fossil Fuels

Philippe Cousteau gets Feisty about Fossil Fuels

The same day BP finally threw a cap over their spewing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico (which is expected to be as effective as celebrity rehab) the non-profitArtists & Athletes Alliance held a private discussion with Philippe Cousteau about the ...

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