.@hillharper supports #operationmend ! THANK YOU HILL!

Get your Skull and Cross bone Talisman:

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Meet Celebrity Chris Gorham at the CT Food Truck Festival on July 20th!!

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Meet Celebrity Chris Gorham at the CT Food Truck Festival on July 20th!!

Chris Gorham helps Raise The Caliber to end illegal gun violence in America w/ Jewelry for a Cause at the CT Food Truck Festival on July 20th!

In Gratitude for reds, blues, whites, pinks, purples, yellows….

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In Gratitude for reds, blues, whites, pinks, purples, yellows....

In Gratitude necklaces are made from recycled newspaper and barkcloth beads and are hand wrapped. The colors come from natural plant dye. All have 108 beads and are 52″ long. These beads and necklaces are handcrafted. No two are the same.Your purchase helps the women of Uganda create a sustainable and dignified source of income for their families and communities.

Save the date! Raise The Caliber™ by Michael Kalish, a tribute to the victims of illegal gun violence in America

Save the date!  Raise The Caliber™ by Michael Kalish, a tribute to the victims of illegal gun violence in America

This is groundbreaking art by an internationally renowned artist. This is his gift to America. Thank you Michael.

Flowers and Bullet Holes

Flowers and Bullet Holes.

It’s not about the gold star…..

These are among the most important lessons a parent can teach a child.

Katherine Osnos Sanford

MomMy mother doesn’t like gold stars, in fact she doesn’t like attention of any kind and feels about applause the way a cat feels about the bath.  In her own quiet steady way my mother has made her life about finding the beauty and the magic in places where other people can’t see it or don’t think it exists.  She does this in small ways, like choosing the Charlie Brown christmas tree every year despite the fact that there are many gorgeous, full ones available.  And in large ways by spending her career as an advocate for the rights of women and children all around the world.

My parents have sold their house.  It has a plaque on it that says “John Knapp House 1760” in case you thought your eyes were deceiving you about whether or not it was old.  The people who have bought it will perhaps tear…

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Raise The Caliber™!

My preteen years were spent as a professional “athoner” —jumpathons, walkathons, readathons, bakeathons, telethons, you name it, I was in! I truly believed that a day spent on roller-skates, covering maybe 6 miles, and raising maybe $45 dollars for any cause would change the world and was the coolest way to spend the day.

There were hundreds of us “athoning” for various causes every weekend. I loved being a part of that positive energy. We even made fun t-shirts to wear while “athoning.” I was raised in a family that embodied the spirit that everyone had the duty to do what they could to help repair the world.  And I had great role models, no video games, and parents who convinced me that I had the power to make a difference.  I never remember feeling that living my life any other way was an option.
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