During a TED talk in 2015, Matt Griffin told the audience he and some of his fellow military veterans bet they could “manufacture stoke.” He’s talking about the same term we use when we say, “I’m stoked!” After serving in war zones and seeing combat up close and personal, Griffin and his fellows turned that stoke into a fashionable item popular in my home state of Florida and in others too—the combat flip flop. I didn’t know about Griffin’s venture until we experienced it personally here at home. Continue reading “Combat flip flops—a “mission” to manufacture “stoke””
Imagine losing your husband, and then having to deal with cancer yourself. I’ve watched families go through crises like this, and sometimes, the challenges can seem overwhelming. St. Mary’s (GA) is a tightly knit community, and local restaurant Wee Pub South is going all out to help a woman who has a lot on her plate right now.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the pub will host a fundraiser. Continue reading “Helping up close and personal: Wee Pub South to host fundraiser”
The Crazy Daysies had Friday night off, and ended up doing music anyway. It’d been awhile since they had time to do a livestream, so we invited some friends and family over and ended up having a ball. We heard a couple new covers and the original they’ll soon release. We also had some special guests. Continue reading “Daysies’ livestream featured new songs, cancer fundraiser, and film producer”
The Crazy Daysies did the first fundraiser for their 2018 charity of choice Swamp Haven on Thursday. Supporters, otherwise known as ‘swampytonkers’, love animals, and that was evident in the generous donations. Continue reading “First Swamp Haven fundraiser brings beds, food, and funds for pups”
Each year, my family contributes to different charities. Some are big. Some are small. It’s the small ones that often go unnoticed even in a season of giving like our Christmas celebrations.
Small charities don’t usually get backed by big corporations with lots of employees. Swamp Haven is a perfect example. Continue reading “In season of giving, Daysies to hold fundraiser for small charity Swamp Haven”