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2014 Taking Operation Bon Appetit on the Road

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  1. Road Trip Surprises

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    This two month Road Trip to video interview people making a difference held surprises for not only me but family members as well.  I learned that my daughter, Andrea, thought I would last six weeks; Amy gave me until I reached the Florida border; and Allison hoped that I would...
  2. End of Road Trip Coming Up!!

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    This uplifting journey of capturing video stories of people with a passion making a difference in their communities will be ending in the next couple of weeks–11,500 miles and 43 interviews done. I am heading south towards home with 12 more interviews to do and nearly 2000 miles more to...
  3. 7,000 Miles and 33 Videos Later: More to Go

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    I am capturing terrific video stories about creative good people genuinely making a difference.  It is a joy to be around these folks and so uplifting to hear their passion and their dedication to what they are doing. After interviews here in Bainbridge Island, WA including interview with Fran Korten,...
  4. Road Trip Surprises Chapter 2

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    Following Colorado Springs was my visit in Houston to interview the folks with the Patient/Physician Cooperative.  Hosts were Cathy and Ken, neither of whom knew me but blindly trusted our mutual friend in Tampa, Betty Tribble. It is a very unusual guy, who would welcome me into his home with...

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Toast to Julia Child, Our Hero

Toast to Julia Child, Our Hero To Special Ops Culinary Agent Julia Child--whose joie de vivre, love of good food and wine, and path breaking work to bring people together for a fun time--inspires us all.

Julia was a CIA agent early in her career and a true hero for the groundbreaking work she did in that role. There are only a few of us that know the real story. Julia was not an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency; she was actually a Culinary Agent for the Cultural Innovation Agency (CIA) and was highly regarded for her subversive work for their top secret Operation Bon Appetit. Her program sign-off of “Bon Appetit” was an encouraging signal to all of us that her work for world change was going well.

That’s the story according to Mission Control, the Cultural Innovations Agency (CIA), and we are sticking to it.

The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter serves as the ethical framework for the Cultural Innovations Agency.

Its sixteen principles for universal human rights, economic justice, respect for nature and a culture of peace are woven into the themes for the Operation Bon Appetit Dinner Parties.

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Operation Bon Appetit is an initiative of the Cultural Innovations Agency, Inc. (CIA), a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, with the mission to engage ordinary people in sustainability and social change that emphasizes conviviality, arts, conversations and actions. The ethical framework for the CIA recognizes the interconnection of economic justice, human rights, respect for nature and a culture of peace.

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Road Trip Surprises

Road Trip Surprises

June 22nd, 2014

This two month Road Trip to video interview people making a difference held surprises for not only me but family members as well.  I learned that my daughter, Andrea, thought I would last six weeks; A[...]

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