Author: Rich Dixon

Posted on: May 22, 2019 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

When I Feel Angry

Does injustice make you angry? When I see kids abused and abandoned, I feel angry. When I see people homeless and hungry, or imprisoned unjustly, or oppressed because they look or think differently, when I see kids in cages, when I see a legal system that filters folks based on …

Posted on: January 9, 2019 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

One Brick Outta The Wall

“I’d run through a brick wall for you.” It’s supposed to indicate commitment and enthusiasm, top-level motivation, a willingness to do the impossible. Kind of a silly image, though. Running into a brick wall, on purpose, is a waste of time and effort. It’s a token effort that accomplishes nothing, …

Posted on: August 20, 2018 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Why All The Stories?

“Why spend so much time telling stories?” It’s a common question, for the FREEDOM TOUR and most endeavors. What’s the big deal with the pictures, the videos, the constant effort to share the memories? It’s not a flashback to Glory Days. Storytelling, it seems, is essential for community. “Where common …

Posted on: June 29, 2018 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

What’s With All The Smiles?

What’s the deal with all the smiles? After two days and more than 110 miles in nearly 100° heat, you might expect something else. You might expect some grumbling. You might expect Why did I let you talk me into this? These folks are doing a hard thing, and you …

Posted on: November 24, 2015 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 2

Who’s Coming After Us?

An enemy is coming for us. A terrible enemy threatens the very core of all we hold dear. The media, the politicians, sadly even many preachers proclaim the power and might of this ruthless adversary who strikes with reckless disregard for collateral casualties. This enemy entices us to strike back …

Posted on: November 17, 2015 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

How Can You Transform In Anger?

What do you do when you’re angry? I grew up in an environment in which “losing your temper” was a normal, accepted way to express anger. Yelling, name-calling, cursing, and violence were just part of the background. As a result, those became my habits as well. I’ve learned that there are …

Posted on: November 3, 2015 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Grace In Unlikely Places

We encounter grace in unexpected places. Four years ago this month I was cranking my bike on a 1500-mile journey along the Mississippi River. We found Grace at a Mississippi crossroads. It was an unlikely story, one worth re-telling. We spent last night in a hospital. It’s not what you …

Posted on: July 9, 2015 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Your Job Or Your Life?

Why are you going to Ordway? As people looked at our route map, that was one of the common questions. Ordway is a small ranching community on Colorado’s eastern plains. It’s the pronounced “lump” in our meandering course along the Front Range. Why Ordway? involved an invitation we couldn’t refuse. It’s …

Posted on: May 21, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Sometimes It’s Best To Wait

When you encounter a life-altering event, others are always eager to advise you when it’s time to move on. At the time of my injury in 1987, I wanted to get semi-serious about cycling. I’d purchased what, at the time, was a decent road bike. Twenty-seven years passed, and that …

Posted on: May 19, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

How Does Rescue Happen?

How do children come to the HOME OF HOPE? Supporters often wonder how Project Rescue secures the release of trafficked women and children. Human traffickers are dangerous, violent criminals. Many are part of sophisticated, ruthless organized crime operations. Human trafficking generates more than $39 billion in revenue worldwide ($10 billion …

Posted on: May 16, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Is A Gift Always A Gift?

What happens when you give a no-strings-attached gift and the person to whom you gave it takes advantage of you by misusing the gift? Okay, that’s kind of convoluted. Let’s break it down. First, let’s define “gift.” In its purest form, a gift is offered with no strings attached. That’s …

Posted on: May 14, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

How Do Diverse Teams Work?

Last week we talked about the mysterious process of Gathering A Team. Some people believe it’s possible to manipulate the process and manage the results. I disagree. I think the best you can do is create the right environment and enjoy what happens. We begin with a shared purpose. We’re …