Sidewalk Ghosts / Is What We See At First Glance?

“not too tight or loose, gentle, like you care.”   It was my first attempt at going to a shopping center to meet a stranger. A destination filled with many guarded people. Made sense. After all, it is at the mall where endless unsolicited sales approaches happen; and as per what I was doing, how…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Fragile As Flowers & An Important Challenge

A CHALLENGE—In authoring today’s story, and in gratitude to Shabbir and his family, I invite you to take a short break from whatever you are doing. To reach out to someone important to you by simply letting them know you care about them and just how important they are to you.   It was Sunday…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Alishia’s Insights

There I was, walking my neighborhood saying hi to all my neighbors. Felt strangely like Ozzie on an outing to borrow a cup of sugar for Harriet. No not Ozzy Osborn, but Ozzie Nelson.   Ozzie Nelson? If you don’t know the vintage sitcom, Ozzie and Harriet were the ideal TV family and ran on ABC from October…

Sidewalk Ghosts / Richard — Agent Of Change

“I became some sort of pot hero, like Cheech and Chong, Willy Nelson, Snoop Dog.” We are all in the thing together. A statement that is cornerstone to Operation-365s mission: The grounding principle that asks each of us to look at one another in a basic acceptance of of one overwhelming fact. Every single one…