An 8 year ride for kids

Put an end to Bullying & Adolescent Suicide

In year 3 of this mission, I introduced a bicycle ride to my travels to raise
awareness about issues kids are having to deal with at far too young an age.
Bullying and Adolescent Suicide are two of these challenging burdens most kids
will unfairly have to overcome throughout the remainder of their lives. At rides
end we will have ridden enough miles to traveled the perimeter of the earth, twice.
My mission on this ride has but one focus: To save kids lives.

New Kindness App.

September 24th, 2014


Please take the time to read the following email/blog written by friends, Nance and Peter from Sausalito.

When I was 19 years old and was asked by a college professor my career aspirations, I said “I want to be a Fairy Godmother and create more joy and delight in the world.”
Fast forward almost 40 years, add a later in life partner, and you have Kindness Acts, our project to spread more kindness and joy in life, by doing simple kind acts.

Inspired by Bob Votruba’s bus,(one we sold our SUV, bought a 1990 Volkswagon Van, named it Bodhi, painted it with slogans around compassion, love and kindness, and have set out to see how many kindnesses and delight acts we can  perform, while encouraging  others to do the same.(

One way we are trying to spread the force of kindness around the world is through our new free app-
‘A Year of Kindness Acts’ for the iPhone / iPad,  released Sept 24th 2014

It is our belief that most people really do want to help each other, but that often we just don’t have the tools on hand  or the ideas don’t come quickly enough to seize the moment (and do something wonderful and unexpected.

So here you are are!! We have done it for you!!! We have gathered together the best kindness acts— the best of what we have done, what has been done for us, the best things our friends have done, and ideas people have shared with us of their favorite kindness acts— and put them together. These ideas are doable, simple and will be sure to spark more ideas of your own.

We are not affiliated with any group, religion or organization, receive no monies, and are self funding at this point.
We are just two folks on the road with a mission to demonstrate our true nature which is kindness, and to help  bring that out in other people.

You can reach us at ,  or415-860-1616

Looking forward  to a world where Kindness Acts without restraint.

Love to all,  nance

A Year of Kindness Acts’ is available  in the Apple app store for iPhone and iPad users.  The app is free and costs only 99 cents to remove ads, which will go to support more  Kindness Acts

Life Act

September 22nd, 2014


Suicide Prevention Education Alliance has a new name, Life Act.
While in Cleveland I stopped and talked with Executive Director, Jack Binder. He has a very big passion about saving the lives young adults by reaching those in need of help through their school education programs. It is having a great impact for at-risk individuals to receive the treatment they need
In a couple of weeks their “Into the Light Walk” happens on October 5th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

End of a Big Week

September 20th, 2014


Bogart’s 7th birthday week of celebration came to an end today.
He is one spoiled pooch and deservedly so, he helps those in need of a smile and is a service animal extraordinaire!
Thank you to everyone who offered birthday wishes.


September 18th, 2014


The Global Kindness Tour will be slowed down over the next week or so due to a very nasty retina detachment.
All is well.

Small World

September 16th, 2014


As I rode the Kindness Bicycle I received an ovation from a man I approached in NYC. Neither of us realized who the other was. Friends, David Stein and his wife Gail who is the Director at University School lower campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio were as thrilled as I to see one another. A message of kindness is part of the culture at this wonderful school

“Dad, Don’t Make Me Wait Any Longer.”

September 14th, 2014


Bogart’s 7th birthday was September 12th, but we celebrate it for a week. When you are a special dog like Bogart, there is no other way.
Bogart looks like he is ready to dive into this birthday cupcake, but in fact, it is a squeaky toy. He had a huge birthday treat on his actual birthday.
Happy birthday Bogart!

FDNY Ten House

September 12th, 2014


Yesterday I rode throughout lower Manhattan as an honor ride to pay my respects but also to ride to raise awareness about kindness, compassion, respect and gratitude. Crowds of people still come out to pay their respects and remember those lost on that day, thirteen years ago.
Engine 10 and Ladder 10 were on the street as were firefighters who traveled from across the world to be here on this day.
We shall never forget!