Archive for the ‘Kindness’ Category


Thursday, October 19th, 2017


Bogart and I visited Cunningham Park in Joplin, Missouri,  the site of one of the deadliest tornadoes in US history. The loss of life was staggering, with 161 deaths and over 1,000 people injured.

Kindness is Fun

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017


Timmy is the son of a friend in Yellow Springs, Ohio. I have watched this young boy grow over the past few years to become a very kind, caring individual. He is very talkative and full of such beautiful life. He loves Bogart and singing him the Bogart song many times during the day. He asked if he could help me wash the Kindness Bus before I left town. I mentioned to him that that would be an act of kindness. He clearly just wanted to do it for fun. I mentioned to him that kindness should always be fun because it brings such joy to the person doing the act of kindness and the person getting the act of kindness. It truly was a fun act of kindness. Of course you already know that we made it rain with the hose which brought giggles and joy to this beautiful young man.

Loving Louisville

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017


Friends Bill and Shannon from Louisville, Kentucky always bring a smile to my face with their warm hospitality and love for Bogart and our mission…oh, and they are very talented hairstylists as well. I love Louisville!

Nana Donna

Monday, October 16th, 2017


Eight years ago I pulled the Kindness Bus into a parking space in Yellow Springs, Ohio. When I got out to look at how much more room I had left, the car immediately behind had custom license plate “BE KIND” The car belongs to a local resident named Donna Haller. She teaches special needs students at Yellow Springs High School. This year I parked in the first available parking space in Yellow Springs, unbeknownst to me Donna’s house was one house away from the Kindness Bus.
Donna has a new grandson she’s very proud of.  The family calls her Nana Donna.

Support of Family and Scouting

Sunday, October 15th, 2017


Thank you to Austin and his grandmother for coming over to talk with me about my ride for those with special needs. Austin has autism and was helped because of the love of his family and being in the Boy Scouts. Austin is an Eagle Scout of which his family is very proud.


Bogart Loves His New Winter Coat

Saturday, October 14th, 2017


Bogart and I just left Cleveland to head south to Florida over the next two weeks. We are taking the slow route through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This will allow us to visit every state around the perimeter of the United States on our Ring Our Country with Kindness ride for those with special needs. Once in Florida, we will continue this ride until December 17th.
Bogart just received a gift of a winter coat which he loves wearing. I’ll have to break the news to him that he certainly isn’t going to need it this winter.




Friday, October 13th, 2017


It’s always nice to come home to Cleveland, Ohio. This unplanned trip back home allowed me to connect with friends and family for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Shortly, I will leave for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama before I head into Florida finishing up my perimeter ride of the United States. It’s been a great trip thus far with many unexpected surprises.