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Giving season: Heroes 2016


Together with my family, I am sending my warmest thoughts to many friends and colleagues worldwide, and feeling a lot of gratitude. I truly appreciate your help in sending daily clicks to http://hungersite.com, where our simple mouseclicks can benefit a number of vital causes each and every day.

I’m also especially thankful to the individuals behind my client companies Cutters Studios, Gentleman Scholar Studios, Leviathan, Sarofsky and Wondersmith for their leadership and help in supporting the following heroic organizations. Read more

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Ready to Gobble Gobble Give?

Each year, people all across America gather-up on Thanksgiving morning for a few hours to feed the homeless. Some of these efforts are organized by Gobble Gobble Give, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity where your vital donations are 100 percent tax-deductible. For their upcoming gatherings in Austin, Boca Raton, Detroit, LA (Echo Park, Downtown and Santa Monica), Las Vegas, Nashville, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Ana, participants will bring their own dishes and prepare meals using all the food that comes in. Then, everyone will hit the streets together to give it all away to homeless men, women, and children.

If you are available to get involved with the Gobble Gobble Give festivities this Thanksgiving, participation only takes a few hours, and it very well might change someone’s life, including yours.

Gobble Gobble Give started with one person eleven years ago, Read more

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Veterans thank veterans

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently produced this presentation where 11 veterans honor all other veterans. It’s a very powerful and authentic testament expressing how all of us who have served the country feel about others who have done the same. It’s a profound pleasure for me to lend my voice to theirs in expressing appreciation to all of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces:

Thank you. Read more

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America’s national parks, part 4

As you have seen over the past several weeks, inspired by the epic 2009 PBS documentary from Ken Burns entitled “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” my family and I have taken up the challenge of visiting — and extolling the virtues of — the national treasures which form the heart of the film… and of America itself. This is the final week of our travels, and while our 2012 time in Yellowstone and Grand Teton has ended, like Mark Twain, the experiences are now integral aspects of us all, which we shall each continue to fathom forever. We will actually be making our way through the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri, and spending time exploring caves and waterways that form the backdrop of some of Mr. Twain’s most wonderful tales. Entering these adventures, as privileged as I felt, I did not dare hope to experience revelations, but in truth, the knowledge we are gaining of people and places is already priceless to me. To say the least, I encourage you to follow these trails, or those you come across which inspire you the most. Read more

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America’s national parks, part 3

In February of 2009, just as the winter season in Yellowstone National Park was winding down, two very special visitors were on-hand at a public meeting in the park. As you can see, the visitors were Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, who presented a first look at their 12-hour documentary on America’s national parks. For more on the project, please visit www.pbs.org/nationalparks. Below, I’m also embedding North America’s National Park IMAX HD for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! Read more

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America’s national parks, part 2

My family and I have made our way north and west toward Yellowstone National Park, traveling through many beautiful lands that we know have changed in profound ways over the past two hundred years. In truth, many of our thoughts have been with the continent’s native people and the maelstrom of circumstances that arrived with the European settlers. As you can see above, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the new interpretive program established by Supt. Gerard Baker now highlights the stories and cultures of all Americans, including American Indians, in addition to telling the traditional stories of the carving of the mountain and of the four presidents memorialized there. The result is a more complex but complete understanding of the National Parks and the legacies they protect. For more on Ken Burns’ The National Parks, America’s Best Idea please visit: www.pbs.org/nationalparks.

universal positive: America’s National Parks
Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and PBS: Thanks for the documentary
America’s national parks, part 2
America’s national parks, part 3
America’s national parks, part 4
America’s national parks, part 5: Go!

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