Archive for September, 2010

California Living – LivingMini®

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

CA_Big_SaladHere’s the view from my front stoop. Pretty amazing, eh?

I have the mountains in the background, the flowers in front of me and my Big Salad on my lap.

It was nearing 90 degrees today even as we approach …

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Open Wide: Time for Dental Tourism? – Global Outings™

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Fez_DentistI got my teeth cleaned last week. I’m big into dental hygiene and go like clockwork every 6 months.

I mean, have you seen my teeth? They’re big. 17 teeth show per smile. I counted once.

So I’m reclining in …

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Chew on this: Check out these Fun Features!

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

I was hanging with my friend Tammy a couple of weeks ago (watching the semi-finals of the U.S. Open – fabulous!)

During commercial breaks, we were on the web tooling around, and I showed her a couple of cool features …

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Smells like Teen Spirit – Giving U™

Friday, September 24th, 2010

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This poll is now closed. You Adventure Philanthropists voted for the Teen Gun Violence Project to receive $1,000 from the Go Erin Go! Fund. Nice job!

Being a teenager has never been easy, but when did it become life-threatening?

Kids today struggle with the …

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Mini State of Mind – LivingMini®

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Brigittes_StoveMy stove broke. I know this because the oven buzzer wouldn’t turn off for almost 5 hours. Just at the point of serious insanity, my landlords came home and unplugged the thing in 2 seconds flat.

Boy, do I feel …

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Staying Healthy on the Road

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Point_ItNo one likes to be sick. But being sick in a strange room with no medicine and no way to communicate is a whole ‘nother level of pain and discomfort.

Here’re a few pointers for avoiding the whole tortuous scene:…

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Best of the West: 25 Favorite Photos

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Sun_Valley_IDHere’re my favorite photos from my 2-week jaunt around the American Northwest.

Mostly landscape portraits, I fell in love with the wide open spaces of Montana and Wyoming, the rivers of Idaho, and the mountains and wild coastline of Northern …

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End Shackling of Pregnant Inmates – Giving U™

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Shackled_Pregnant_InmateI just emailed Gov. Schwarzenegger to ask him to sign a bill into law that would ban the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women in California unless there was a serious risk of flight or security.

I was moved to take …

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Overcoming Camera Shyness

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Gordon_at_PetraI’m camera shy. Not the kind where I don’t like to be in photos. (Have you seen my web site?! I’m an A-#1 Ham.)

I’m talking about operating a camera. In my mind, it’s just this side of techy. Ugh. …

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A French Twist on Mini Living

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Mom_and_Me_BagWhen in NYC last week, I was talking with my eminently fashionable friend Brigitte. We were chatting about the fact that her Brooklyn apartment has no less than four closets – virtually unheard of in NYC’s housing market.

But apart …

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