1. Musings on Social Media

    Geez, even I am getting tired of reading the latest on my thoughts, obstacles, delights and wine sipping as I prepare for On The Road with Operation Bon Appetit (OBA)Trip. The other evening, Tracy Copes, graphic artist and incredibly generous giver of time and talent for anything related to Earth...
  2. CIA Board Rocks!!

    Before they dug into the Wild Salmon Cakes and Spice Encrusted Gulf Shrimp, the CIA Board of Directors had rocked my living room with their enthusiasm for the video series’ project.  The meeting was a rollicking one with different members volunteering their impressive expertise and time to assure I had...
  3. My New Career: Feasting & Drinking in Merry Company

     I am only half kidding with that title, which is Webster dictionary’s definition of “conviviality”.  After more than 30 years as a serial social entrepreneur founding and co-founding nonprofit organizations to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet, I have decided to include more fun.  That means, folks, doing...
  4. 2014: Taking Operation Bon Appetit On the Road

    There are thousands of stories of people of good heart doing creative and successful things in their hometowns to improve the well being of people and the planet.  In 2014 I will travel around the country to capture them on video and share their uplifting stories via this website to...
  5. Operation Bon Appetit One World Dinner

    Registration for Operation Bon Appetit Banquet: Changing the World One Dinner Party at a Time Date: Friday November 1 from 6 pm to 9 pmLocation: WEDU PBS Studio at 1300 N Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 254-9338Cost: $75. Limited Seating Available   To Register Click Here Artisanal Dishes~Sustainable Wines~Enlightening Conversations...
  6. Invest $25 & Power a Green Economy

      If you haven’t heard about them yet, you soon will—Clean Energy Victory Bonds (CEVBs)—that any American can invest in for as little as $25 to fuel a booming future for renewable energy projects. The bonds are like World War II victory bonds that raised billions of dollars for the...
  7. Culinary Business Incubators Popping Up Around the Country

     In an historic schoolhouse located on Main Street in Warren, R.I., a small team of community  members quietly labored for months on plans to transform the building’s empty halls into Rhode  Island’s first full-service culinary business incubator. The group composed of restaurant proprietors,  farm market executives, faculty of academic food services...

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