Transylvania University

October 26th, 2009

This school is in an urban campus in downtown Lexington.  I parked in what I thought was a good spot but there were only a few students walking by.  Maybe they stay in the classroom buildings all day. I was able to talk to twenty very interested kids. I then went to a coffee shop in a central campus area, and talked to the manager, who was very interested in the project, I was able to leave a stack of stickers. Across from the campus there is a beautiful historic residential district. Bogart and I were able to take a long walk. We met a professor from UK who was taking a mid- afternoon break. He told us we should visit his campus. I told him UK was next on our list. Nearby, was a park where Bogart got a chance to run, it was great for him. The squirrels on these college campuses we stop at are driving Bogart crazy. I wonder what he would do if he were to catch one? Anyone have any ideas how or if I can break him of his desire to chase squirrels? 

I received an email from a teacher Chagrin Falls High School, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  They are adopting the Kindness Project as a pet project of theirs and he asked me to speak to the students after the holidays.  What a great idea.  It seems that they are setting a goal; each student will perform 1,000 acts of kindness before the end of the school year.    Now that’s what I’m talking about! 

This evening I drove to the University of Kentucky to scout things for tomorrow.  I parked in an area next to where the school band was practicing and I then decided to pull the Kindness Bus right in front where all of them had a good view of it. They appreciated the new view. I was able to talk to quite a few band members and color guard after practice.  It was a good chance meeting and a new found appreciation of marching band music. 

Later, I found a bus parking spot, centrally located, that had some serious activity.  Seems classes were still in session.  I was able to talk to about 150 students, another good unplanned stop for Bogart and me.

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