April 29, 2020

I’ve long been involved with a nonprofit called The Pollination Project that every day gifts a $1,000 seed grant to a group or individual who is making the world a better place. 

That’s how I got connected with Peter Ekesa Oduory, Founder of Pets Right Advocacy and Camp...

April 26, 2020

I have a t-shirt I like to sleep in from a restaurant I’ve never been to in a city I’ve never lived in. It’s worn in to perfection and softer than the fleece sheets I collapse into each night. A few weeks ago, however, I noticed something concerning. There was a small...

April 22, 2020

I'm a morning person through and through. When I was training for the New York City marathon, I could wake up at 6:11 AM on a Sunday to get my 16, 17, 18-miler in before 11 o’clock church. Before I started working from home, I made a game out of how much I could get do...

April 19, 2020

There are some people who come into your life quietly and then all at once. In my second year at university, I met Zack. Many of you remember him as the Marketing and Logistics Manager from the #SmileProjectRoadTrip. In my third year at university, I roomed with an inc...

April 15, 2020

One of my favorite treats is pitted dates. I never really ate them growing up, so when a friend bought a big container as a “thanks for letting me crash on your sofa” gift, I was blown away at how sweet they were. It was better than any candy bar I’d ever had. 

Since th...

April 12, 2020

I can’t tell you exactly when Kristen Parry and I became friends, only that it was some time in middle school and that it was a good decision. I hadn’t seen Kristen since the summer after high school graduation and was so excited to be able to reconnect in person in th...

April 8, 2020

I’m at the end of my college career when I finally learn what ‘the Dinosaur game’ is. As an avid Firefox user, I’d never experienced the ‘browser’ loading game on Google Chrome until one day, balanced on a dorm issued desk chair, my roommate and I found ourselves commi...

April 5, 2020

I’ve spoken to a lot of people about the coronavirus - folks who are sick and resting at home, healthcare workers on the frontline, and those who have not yet been personally affected but are dealing with the stress and anxiety a global pandemic brings. 

I’ve been wanti...

April 1, 2020

It’s the second month of my first semester at university, and I hear that a friend from my hometown has passed. I call another high school friend. They answer from their dorm room in their second month of the first semester at university 50 miles down the road. 

My coll...

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