Author: Rich

Posted on: April 17, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Good Brakes

I got a new bike. I’m excited. It’s really cool. I’ll tell you more later about the details. Today’s sort of a teaser. My new bike, once I get it all adjusted and dialed in, will be faster than the old one. And it has much better brakes. So I’ll …

Posted on: April 16, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Crazy Dreams

You probably noticed golf this past weekend. Maybe you were glued to every moment of the Masters Tournament. Maybe you care nothing about golf and just caught a mention somewhere on the news. But most of us know something special happened Sunday in the world of golf. Few individuals command …

Posted on: April 11, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

A Little Sad

If you’ve wondered about the lack of updates this week, I simply haven’t felt much like writing. Rich’s Ride lost a member of the family on Monday. Monte joined us at age 2 in 2006. If you’ve followed along for a while you know Monte was my service dog. For …

Posted on: April 5, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Spasms Of Charity

Charity isn’t justice. “Victims of injustice do not need our spasms of charity. They need our legs and lungs of endurance.” Gary Haugen, President, International Justice Mission “Spasms” of charity. Homeless shelters. Soup kitchens. Short-term bandages on society’s bleeding wounds. Charity treats the symptoms of injustice while the root causes …

Posted on: April 2, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

We Can’t Show Pictures

The HOME OF HOPE requires security. Rescued children and their caretakers are prime targets for the ruthless criminals who buy and sell human beings. We don’t show our kids’ faces online, so this might surprise you. Here’s a photo of the HOME OF HOPE. I know, it’s tough to make …

Posted on: March 28, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Zoom In

That’s my house! Ever look for your house on Google Maps? It’s kind of fun. At first you get something like this photo, a big maze of streets that doesn’t look much different than a map of any other neighborhood. But Google Maps has this amazing feature that lets me …

Posted on: March 26, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Be Like Owen

This is Owen. Owen thought raising funds to support kids rescued from human trafficking was a good idea. Owen’s in 5th grade. He’s not a long-distance bike rider (yet). Instead of focusing on what he can’t do, Owen wondered what he could do. Owen set up a lemonade stand last …

Posted on: March 25, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Why Or Why Not?

“Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.” RFK borrowed the words from George Bernard Shaw and inspired a generation to question the status quo. The same question drives parents nuts as every inquisitive three-year-old asks “why?” Again…and …

Posted on: March 21, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Teach A Different Question

Students learn what we teach. We teach, from the earliest ages, one central question. Kids learn it well, and suffer the consequences the rest of their lives. What’s Required? What’s it take to get an “A” (or a “B,” or to pass). What’s the minimum I have to do to …

Posted on: March 18, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Wisdom And The Cheshire Cat

I’m a Lewis Carroll fan. He’s best remembered as the author of Alice In Wonderland, but he was also a mathematician who incorporated a good deal of logical argument into his writing. I used a lot of his writing in math lessons; Humpty Dumpty, The Mad Hatter, and The Queen Of Hearts always …

Posted on: March 13, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

What’s The Plan?

I don’t enjoy planning. Some people have a knack for visualizing a project and organizing the details into a clear, workable timeline. I’m not one of them. This personal weakness becomes more of an issue as the FREEDOM TOUR grows. I’ve been doing some combination of half-heartedly trying to get …

Posted on: March 12, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

She Has A Name

The bad guys in the movie all looked alike. Becky and I noticed we had trouble keeping track of the villains. We knew the good guys, but the crooks sort of blended together. It’s not an accident. Stanford Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says our brains are actually hardwired to dehumanize those …