This is Part 1 of this story; be sure to come back for Part 2! Garry and I had been married for a few years when we found ourselves sitting on a jet in the Tampa airport waiting to take off. From his window seat, Garry casually watched other planes taxiing on the runway to pass time. Out of the blue, he…

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Negativity. It surrounds us on a daily basis. We can’t get away from it. It’s online, it’s at work, it’s in coffee houses dressed up like unicorns… It’s everywhere. But I believe it is possible to escape negativity, if only for a few moments. Ferris Bueller once uttered, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once…

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“Not a single creature on earth has more or less right to be here.” – Anthony Douglas Williams It was a chilly, overcast Saturday in spring when I decided to open a lemonade stand at the end of my street. I remember how excited I was, but none of my fifth-grade friends were available to help, so I took it…

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The park was quieter than usual for a sun-kissed weekend morning. Perhaps because of the quiet, Cosmo and I decided to break from tradition and venture up to a big, open space surrounded by giant palm trees and beautiful hiking trails. It was Monday morning and my dog and I were out for a walk. Inhaling the warm southern California…

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In a world of driverless cars and virtual assistants, it’s easy to forget that simple ideas can impress and inspire. Here in San Francisco, where technology and innovation rule, this is even more amplified. Our project started with a very simple idea and some human curiosity. What would happen if we left our sidewalk chalk outside with a note (in…

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