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21.. “Speak your mind, with love and compassion.”

(This is our first LIVESTREAM on FB and YouTube. We’re hoping to add some Q&A opportunities, so stay tuned for our...

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20. “Never be intimidated by being by yourself…”

We had a chance to visit with a couple fellow Virginians, Flor Flores and her son Fernando, in their home, where...

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BONUS Episode – Butch is guest of Sophia’s on the “One America Podcast”

SO enjoyed visiting with Sophia over the weekend. She’s right. It starts with us. Host Sophia Nelson sits down for a...

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19. “Be thankful for your many blessings…”

Butch and Jessica take a stab at Thanksgiving, at the draconian regulations of numerous state, county, and city executives in limiting...

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A native of Louisiana, and now an "edupreneur" in Northern Virginia, Butch creates the opportunity to dig deeply into issues to discover the love and the humor in things. It's all about good people exploring "Great Ideas."

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Featured Guests

We have conversations with a variety of guests from all walks of life. These are people who are working to make the world a better place, from non-profits to politicians to business leaders.


Sophia Nelson


Tony Howard

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
Kaeley Boyle

Kaeley Boyle

Fine Art Gallery/Loudoun Arts Film Festival

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