1. The Tea Party Five Years Later: Five Major Contributions, Five Lessons Still to Learn

Five years ago on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2009), I organized the first Tallahassee Tea Party at the historic Florida Capitol. It wasn’t my first tea party. I had actually been inspired by my friends Brendan Steinhauser, J.P....

2. The Rock Boat at the Center of the Universe

During Sister Hazel’s final performance on The Rock Boat XIV, lead singer Ken Block told us that it is very hard for anyone in the outside world who has never been on The Rock Boat to understand what goes on here. Conversely, he said, it...

3. My 2013 Year in Review: Filling Up the Bucket (List)

When I reflect on 2013, I think about the amazing number of new experiences I had: traveling to China, going to both a U.S. Davis Cup match and the Daytona 500, running a 15K (yes, that’s 9.3 miles) for the first time ever, going hunting...

4. My Volunteer Day at Junior Achievement World

Last month, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the JA World Huizenga Center in Coconut Creek, Florida. “JA” stands for Junior Achievement, which is a non-profit youth organization founded in 1919. They are a national organization...

5. Perceptions of Freedom in China and the United States (Part 5)

Part Five: It Felt Like Freedom Other than my brother’s rough experience getting a visa and the inability to access social media websites like Facebook, we spent twelve great days in China. During that time, things felt comparable to...
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The Tea Party Five Years Later: Five Major Contributions, Five Lessons Still to Learn

Five years ago on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2009), I organized the first Tallahassee Tea Party at the historic Florida Capitol. It wasn’t my first tea party. I had actually been inspired by my...

The Rock Boat at the Center of the Universe

During Sister Hazel’s final performance on The Rock Boat XIV, lead singer Ken Block told us that it is very hard for anyone in the outside world who has never been on The Rock Boat to understand...

My 2013 Year in Review: Filling Up the Bucket (List)

When I reflect on 2013, I think about the amazing number of new experiences I had: traveling to China, going to both a U.S. Davis Cup match and the Daytona 500, running a 15K (yes, that’s 9.3...

My Volunteer Day at Junior Achievement World

Last month, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the JA World Huizenga Center in Coconut Creek, Florida. “JA” stands for Junior Achievement, which is a non-profit youth organization founded in...

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