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.

Everglades City School

January 10th, 2017


I love visiting schools during Collier County Kindness Awareness Week. It affords me the opportunity to see what the children, teachers and schools as a whole are doing to promote kindness in their community.
This pre-K through 12th grade school could not have been any more kind. The students asked all sorts of wonderful questions and loved walking around the bus after the morning programs. Bogart, of course, once again was the star of the show.


Forty Plus Years

January 8th, 2017


I love running into people I haven’t seen in forty-plus years and being able to pick up with the conversation like you had seen them just yesterday. Such was the case recently in Naples, Florida. The Kindness Bus Tour has a unique way of bringing people together.



Collier County Kindness Awareness Celebration

January 6th, 2017


Naples UCC

January 4th, 2017


What a fun time today talking with the children’s group at Naples United Church of Christ. These two groups of pre-K through fifth grade were all about learning about Bogart and Kindness. The two certainly go hand-in-hand as Bogart is a great way for kids to view the world through his eyes. Thank you very much to Nancy Van Fleet the director of children’s education at this church. She rolled out the red carpet for the two of us. We are looking forward to a possible visit in the near future.


Northside Naples Kiwanis Club

January 2nd, 2017


The Kiwanis all throughout the country are doing wonderful things for community, primarily children’s groups. I love talking to these men and women it’s as if I am “preaching to the choir.” They really rolled out the red carpet at the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club. I could not have been more honored when I was approached after my talk to come back to Marco Island in August to talk to one thousand Kiwanis throughout the state of Florida.


December 25th, 2016




Merry Christmas from Bob and Bogart too!

December 22nd, 2016