stacks of tintype family photos
08/12/2015
I got the results of a DNA test yesterday. It was intriguing to read a very broad, if not downright vague analysis, of my ethnic genetic make up. Wondrous stories derived from a vial of... read more
Jenny Buccos of Project Explorer
08/05/2015
Are you ready to fall in love? Seriously, the work of this organization gets it right on every single level and is inspiring in such a refreshing and deeply important way. ProjectExplorer.org’s... read more
Dominique Callimanopulos and elephants
07/22/2015
This is another interview with somebody who has taken on making a huge change in the world while also creating a path for us to do the same. I met Dominique Callimanopulos in a simple desk-side... read more
mentoring at student hackathon
07/15/2015
Today, July 15, is World Youth Skills Day. The United Nations declared this day as an annual marker to inspire better socio-economic conditions for the youth of the world and addressing the life... read more
closeup camera lens
07/08/2015
We’ve had a friend visiting this week, so of course we’ve snapped some iPhone shots of the dogs and a few landscape views. That’s about as deep as I get into photography much of the time, using it as... read more
Relief Riders International
07/01/2015
Changers Profiles are interviews with  “Agents of Change,” folks who have done or are doing astounding work making a difference in lives or sometimes providing the structure and opportunity... read more
computer mouse
06/30/2015
Today, June 30, the clocks of the world will add one more second than usual to our day. It is time for the addition of a Leap Second to allow recorded time, known as “Coordinated Universal Time... read more
elephants in Thai sanctuary
06/24/2015
After a couple days of exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand, Danielle and I were whisked away on our volunteer experience to the Elephant Nature Park (http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/) for six... read more
honeybee busy pollinating sunflower
06/17/2015
The reports get more and more threatening every day, portending a genuine doomsday situation when it comes to our world’s honey bees. It seems over a million healthy colonies of bees are dying out... read more

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adult and child bare feet on wet rock
05/06/2015
There’s a particular type of giving and service I like to point out whenever I find it—I refer to it as “no skin off my ass” giving. These are the actions that don’t interfere with your everyday... read more
Nepalese prayer flags
04/28/2015
evox has a friend and former co-worker, Jade, who just a couple weeks ago jumped on a plane with her best girlfriend to jet from the San Francisco Bay Area to Kathmandu, Nepal. These two young,... read more
moss-covered rainforest trees
04/22/2015
There are so many ways and avenues to finding a connection with the world and celebrate EVERY day as Earth Day. The fact that the internationally recognized celebration of Earth Day is today, April... read more
man on wall enjoying long view of city below
04/19/2015
If you’re looking for a way to honor the planet and all the things living on it for Earth Day (April 22, though, doncha kinda feel like every day is Earth Day?), the Sierra Club has a whole... read more
man and woman reaching across river
04/08/2015
A great way to stay in action is to shift the focus from ourselves to others. By thinking more about “how can I be of use to others” instead of “what do I need or want,” you’re sure to increase... read more
Bhaktapur, Nepal in the evening at dusk
03/31/2015
Hi all! This is the first of a small blog series by Danielle, my travel partner, and me, Jade. We’re on our way to Nepal as you read this! Nepal is our first stop on our open ended... read more
highway deposit litter sign
03/26/2015
Got those windows washed and drawers organized with your spring cleaning frenzy?  Now you're ready to look outside your four walls to the larger picture...America. Keep America Beautiful is... read more
love water event for Water Day
03/19/2015
We cannot escape the news, or the situation being covered in the news—of an impending water crisis in our world. It’s not just the parched agriculture zones of California or the ragged desserts of... read more
black ram with large horns
02/19/2015
In the Chinese-based lunar horoscope, today is the day that marks the new year, the Year of the Sheep (or Ram or Goat depending on which East Asian culture you ask). In this horoscope system,... read more

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