“I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.”​  - Raymond Carver 

Donors/ Funders of Dreams

First and foremost, a huge thank you to my mother Donna Girard for encouraging me to have big dreams and to help me follow them (emotionally and financially). I would also like to thank my father, Barry Richmond, for making me such a stubborn, independent woman who isn't afraid of taking on the world. Next, I would like to thank my husband, Richard Rippe, for pushing me and believing in my dreams as much I do. I would also like to thank my son, Heinrich, for giving me a reason to never give up on myself. Finally, I would like to thank all the donors whom graciously supplied the money needed to fund this crazy idea. 

From the Owner

1. James Brock: a friend, mentor and the first vocal supporter of this journal