Scenes from my most recent adventures

It’s been fast and furious in the life of this writer lately, and I’m grateful to my clients for sharing their projects and energy with me. However, I’ve been a bit remiss with the blogging. To get back into the groove, I offer a few glimpses from my most recent adventures for your enjoyment/amusement.

Team building and bowling in Columbia:

We're bowlers. We bowl.

Sunlit morning

Tree in morning light.

Courtney hosts and is guest of honor at the most elegant birthday dinner party ever.

Aaron Draplin takes over Charleston…well, Blue Ion at least…and offers some sage advice, laughs, and pure inspiration.

Aaron Draplin and a rabid fan (read: me)

Day 20: ONE South Carolina

Writing to you from ONE South Carolina in Hilton Head for the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative Graduate Weekend. In addition to having the pleasure of spending time with some of brightest minds and kindest folks in the state, we’re being engaged and inspired by thoughtful dialogue about poverty, healthcare, education, and economic development in South Carolina.

Soundbite of the day that is still lingering and resounding:

“The opposite of love is not hate. It’s indifference.”

Last night, singer/entertainer/educator/vocal powerhouse and founder of the Hallelujah Singers, Marlena Smalls, sang an a cappella version of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” that brought me to my knees. (Sidenote: She also played Bubba’s mama in Forrest Gump.) She was kind enough to let my friend Johnna and me sneak a photo with her today. Thanks, Marlena!

Thanks to the entire Riley Institute team for putting together such an amazing and inspiring weekend. This is how revolutions begin.