Joe Strummer, Part 2

Joe Stummer, and the music he made has influenced my life in such a major way. His quotes from interviews are beyond inspiring: ”The way you get a better world is, you don’t put up with substandard anything.”

Back In The US (but only for a while!)

Hello all! Well, I am back from India, and it has been an amazing three months. I guess I need to start this with the fact that I will be returning for another few months in September. I got to meet so many new people, and be involved with so many great projects.

Field Trip To Meet Karmapa

On Monday, Built on Respect teamed up once again with Jamtse In Action to work on an event for the elders at Jampaling. Built on Respect underwrote the trip, and the lovely Kyipa of Jamtse coordinated EVERYTHING! We rented two buses, and took 70 of the elders to the temple of the 17th Karmapa, for […]

BOR Is Featured In AMP Magazine!

Thank you to Jason and Lisa for this RAD story on Built on Respect!!!!!

More Losar!

So last night was New Year’s Eve. Kyipa invited Kusang and I over for a traditional dinner. We just had a really good time hanging out. Needless to say, we had even more fun making a video of it! You can Watch it Here! Today, volunteers and board members of The Hope Center joined Kyipa’s […]

Back In Dhasa

Today was my first day meeting with everyone. Tashi, Tenzin, Kusang, Wangdue, Lhakchung and I all met. They are working to create business cards, a banner, letterhead, and brochures. Now that they have NGO status (they are a registered non-profit), these are all priorities.

Joe Strummer

Today was the six year anniversary of Joe Strummer’s way-to-premature death. When I first started Built on Respect, there was no better ‘mission statement’ to me that his statement: In Fact PUNK ROCK means EXEMPLARY manners to your fellow human being. I’d recently been researching some other quotes, and thought I’d share them with you. […]

New Column At!

Hi all! So cool news, I’ve started a column on Inked Magazine’s website, featuring different tattooed personalities and the social causes they support! There will be a new interview up every other week. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

Signed ‘Sick Of It All’ Merch

A whole bunch of CDs and DVDs were just listed on eBay for 5 days. Here are the items if you want to check them out! All proceeds go to Built on Respect!

Rocks Off And The Cro-Mags Rock!

Last night’s show was AMAZING! Totally packed, great bands! To those of you who donated, bought the BNB Bowl:2008 DVD, and signed the mailing list, thank you SO much!!!! Here is the PSA!