1. Musings on Social Media

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    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!!

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    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

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     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

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    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

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    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

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      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

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     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...
  8. Confessions of a Food Waster

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     I contribute to food waste. I am one of the 30% to 40% of Americans who waste food that we buy.  I  don’t do it deliberately; I do it out of my ignorance about the huge problem it is.  Consider this: We are  now 7 billion people on this planet,...
  9. A Holiday Tail

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    This is an extraordinary tale.  Actually it is a multi-tail about love and a kitten, a puppy, two baby rats,   two chicks and a bunny.   This is a true story and there is no more fitting time than this holiday      season to focus on it.  It is...

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