Archive for December, 2015

Time to Head North

Friday, December 18th, 2015


Bogart and I will head north to Cleveland for the Christmas holiday. Lots of great plans for writing the puppet shows, working on classroom programs and celebrating with family and friends.
Bogart didn’t look too thrilled when I broke the news to him but when we get there I know he will love seeing all the people and dogs he knows.


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015


The statements on this poster remind me of the Rotary Four-way test. These are great messages for everyone.

Twenty Six Names

Monday, December 14th, 2015


Twenty children and six adults lost their lives three years ago. The names in the shape of a heart remind us all to spread loving kindness to the world in their honor.
Visiting Sandy Hook this past summer helped me to lend comfort to some of the individuals who were in need of a message of kindness.

26 Candles for Sandy Hook

Sunday, December 13th, 2015


Tomorrow is the third anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
I have decided to honor the 26 souls who lost their lives by riding the Kindness Bicycle to 26 houses of worship and light 26 candles and say 26 prayers.

Santa Run Parade

Saturday, December 12th, 2015


It was a perfect day for another parade, this one was in East Naples, Florida. Driving through this area which is often overlooked because of it socioeconomics, a group of teachers have taken it upon themselves to dress up, create floats and throw out candy to an eager group of children. Of course Santa was a huge hit follow closely behind by Bogart. Merry Christmas to all.

Signs of the Times

Friday, December 11th, 2015
Christmas and Kindness go hand in hand. Kindness is in fashion any time of the year. I changed all the signs on the Kindness Bicycle today. Nurturing children with kindness is a never-ending proposition.

Christmas Parade in Naples

Thursday, December 10th, 2015


One of my most favorite parades in the United States is the Christmas parade in Naples, Florida. Tens of thousands of children of all ages come to see the creative floats, marching bands, creative costumes and Santa of course.
Bogart is always a very big part of this parade. Hundreds of children along the parade route know Bogart and happily call out his name as we drove by.
Thank you to the City of Naples for the invite to this parade every year.