October 19, 2009

I met a guy today who had a tough start in life.

Meet Arthur

October 14, 2009

Today, I met a super volunteer...Arthur. In fact, today was Arthur's 15th anniversary of volunteering at New York organization that in 2008 had 48,000 other great volunteers (like Arthur) who participated in one project or another.


October 9, 2009

I really enjoyed meeting a group of truly hard-working, passionate, and visionary Philadelphians. Greater Philadelphia Cares treated me wonderfully, and the conversations and organizations I shared today were memorable.


October 1, 2009

Confluence, PA

September 25, 2009

I'll never forget Confluence, PA.

First off, it's a beautiful little town tucked in the valley right along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. Some of these small towns look like they are straight from a movie set where it seems everything is perfect. It's hard not to feel great when you find a rest spot in one of them.

Except Confluence, PA had a small quirk. Everything wasn't quite so perfect.

They had no cell coverage at all.

Pittsburgh...and the G-20

September 24, 2009...

The city of Pittsburgh seemed as if it was in lockdown. Law enforcement and military vehicles were everywhere. Honestly, it seemed hard to believe I was even in the United States anymore.

Three day

September 20, 2009...

Ohio to West Virginia to Pennsylvania.

All in one day. It helped that my pedaling jaunt through West Virginia was only about 15 miles. But still, it sounds good.

Eli...and Wheeling

September 19, 2009...

Today, I had two memorable experiences.

First, I bought a blackberry pie from Eli Hersenberger. He was selling homemade baskets and baked goods next to a gas station near Old Washington, Ohio. Eli was 61...had 19 kids...and 72 grandkids. 

A bicycle oddity

September 18, 2009...

I was pedaling into Cambridge, Ohio. And it happened.

Inside my bike shorts, I felt a bee-type sting. In fact, I felt a couple of them.

A day of character(s)

September 17, 2009...

Today was a day of character.

And characters.

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