I met Batman Bill (Caloviras) several years ago. He emailed me with an incredibly eloquent essay about coaching Girls on the Run. (His nickname was given to him by his team of girls.) This was years ago, when his now teenaged daughter, was in the program. Male Coaches for Girls on the Run continue to […]Read More Batman Bill
So, my mom used to embarrass me. A lot. Mary Wilmer was a beautiful woman, charismatic and charming. She had a humble yet humorous energy about her that included talking pretty much to anybody within a mile of her airspace. Her smile was that big! Going shopping with her was, at least when I was […]Read More Lucy Can Drop It LIke It’s Hot
I’ve just spent a week in Alaska. Juneau first. Sitka next and Ketchikan to round it out. Last night I attended the season-ending Girls on the Run 5k in Ketchikan. I’ve learned a lot about Alaska. It’s about one of the friendliest places you’ll ever want to travel. It’s also, hands down, one of the […]Read More Joe Dirt: America’s New Superhero
As you guys know, I spent a lot of time in our Nation’s Capital, exploring, dreaming, thinking up ways we can incorporate joy and love into our political dialogue. The outcome wasn’t quite what I had thought it would be…but I’m happy to say, I think it’s bigger and better. The Red Boot (R)evolution emerged. […]Read More In Pursuit of Happiness: The Joy Ride!
I have been on a three day road trip with four beautiful teenage girls, one of those being my daughter. We laughed. We talked. I felt privileged and honored to be included in their conversations…our talk of boys, love, life. I come home…and allowed myself to address and awaken to a kind of sorrow and […]Read More Bring Back Our Girls: The Mother in Me
We are coming up to that magical time in the Girls on the Run season, where literally hundreds of thousands of girls will cross the finish line of our season-ending, celebratory Girls on the Run 5k’s. I really could fill an entire book with the stories of the girls I have met. I am literally […]Read More Magical…
First…if you don’t know me…I and others have likened me to Camp Counselor Hippy Chick Girl whose mission in life is to get everyone on the bus to sing together…to be and live into a big bold love…that not only moves lives, but shifts systems. I knew from the moment I started spending time on […]Read More George Clooney. A Hammock. Congress.