Why & Who2019-03-09T15:05:54-07:00


Thanks for visiting our site. We’re tired of hearing all the bad news. We happen to think people are basically good and decent—but, as we all know, good and decent doesn’t sell. So we wondered: Why is that? Honestly, we don’t know the answer. But we do know that there is a lot of positive news and good people in the world.

The purpose of this site is simple: To create a community for people who seek to make the world more friendly, more fun, and more enjoyable. To that end, we’ll share news we can all use to inspire, elate, and recognize the basic goodness in humankind. But there’s more:  We want to challenge ourselves, and you, to do some nice stuff each week. That’s what our Challenges are all about. We also would love to hear your proposed Challenges–perhaps cleaning up your local park, improving your local schools, adding some bike lanes–whatever you think would make your community a better place.  By the way, we’re not “political” or trying to convince anyone of anything—except that good news and good people are underrepresented in society’s conversation. And maybe, just maybe, together we can make a positive impact on the world.

Please join us!


Renee Gignac


Renee was born in South Dakota and settled in California. She’s been to more than two dozen countries and has a degree in journalism. Renee has worked for a Los Angeles-based newspaper and CBS Sports and has dedicated thousands of hours to charitable causes.

Todd Tiberi


Todd was born in New Jersey, lived in Pittsburgh, New York City, and settled in California. He’s been to more than 30 countries, has driven across the U.S. three times, biked throughout Europe and Iceland, and has a background in engineering, law, business, writing, and filmmaking.

Connie Dinsmore

Community Relations

Connie was born in California, lives in Georgia, and spent most of her childhood in Italy. Connie is an entrepreneur with years of experience in communications and public relations.  She has traveled the world. Connie is the mother of quadruplets and involved in countless charitable endeavors, mainly for the benefit of children.