I think now of the many times I have enjoyed walking along Battery Park, never realizing this was where my grandfather -- "Father John," as he came to be known -- first set foot on this continent. He was 27 years old.
I hope that I, as my father did, can bring the essence of John Davey's personality to life once again. Because the world has changed so drastically in the 167 years since John's birth, it's necessary to put his life in the context of the world into which he was born.
In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.
Velez-Mitchell's balanced, yet, "no-holds bar" style attracts a loyal audience. She has an obsession for, and an addiction to making a real and measurable impact in the world. She is addicted to the notion that she can always do more.
I care less about what people call themselves than which side they're on. In fact, I spend much of my time these days working with people in Alaska who don't consider themselves environmentalists -- and have no aspirations to be.
A funny thing happens when you don't berate your friends for not subscribing to your particular eco-philosophy and instead encourage them to make small changes: Those smaller changes lead to larger ones.