Ashland University

September 1st, 2010

9-1-10Being able to speak at this University is an honor I have been looking forward to for the past 6 months.  Dr. John Stratton, who heads the Department for Non-Violence, and I have been planning this day since then.  In response to a terrific level of interest, Dr. Stratton added a second day to my visit.  This was really a dream coming true for me, and maybe, just maybe, my Kindness mission is having an impact and is truly making a difference.  It’s my hope days like this will happen more frequently as The Kindness Bus Tour carries on.                  Student extraordinaire, Sara Garska, who handled most of the logistics for my visit, helped me work the crowd for three hours at the student union. Many students remembered our visit from last year’s Kindness tour. Kurt, one of those students, was once again very complimentary about my mission.  We were then whisked away to help teach an English class at the University and then work with a middle school class at the Ray Kroc center near the Ashland campus.
The main event for me was my 70 minute talk in the evening to a very appreciative audience, followed by a discussion group. Thank you Ashland University.

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