Archive for May, 2010

The Secret to a Long Life, Inner Beauty and Happiness – Giving U™

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Erin as  Sous Chef

Erin as Sous Chef

San Francisco – May 29, 2010

We all know that I’m a sucker for a good cause. And Wednesday night was no different.  I paid $150 to cook my own dinner.

I attended a Parties that

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Saving Homeboy Industries – Giving U™

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Smiling, Happy Homies!California – May 26, 2010
Last week I was driving in the car and reflecting on an interview I just had with an Afghanistan veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

It was an informal interview for a Native American …

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View my Top 25 Photos: Egypt

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Bedouin at Mt. Sinai

Bedouin at Mt. Sinai

January 2010 – All Around Egypt

On my first post about Cairo, I noted the crazy surplus of cars on the Egyptian roadways….Now I know why.

Apparently, the Egyptian government spends almost $11 billion each year …

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How to Cope with a Crying Baby

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The  culprit: Crying Baby #1

The culprit: Crying Baby #1

May 19, 2010 — Mid-Air Flight

On my flight last Saturday between Charlotte and SFO, I encountered The Most Unfair Mother in the World.  She was there with her screaming infant child, who, as she …

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Go-to-Washington D.C.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Me  and the  Headless Hot-dog VendorWashington D.C. – May 15, 2010

I’m in our nation’s capital for the week to attend a conference put on by the Coalition of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans.  Here’re some disturbing facts about our ongoing wars – which we hear …

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Farhana Huq, C.E.O. Women Founder – Giving U™

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

CEO_FarhanaFarhana and I met through Jane actually, when I was working for Ashoka and was asked to “mentor” Farhana for a year.  (This post is a bit incestuous in terms of my clientele, but whatever, that’s how I meet people.) …

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Jeannette, Generations of Hope Resident – Giving U™

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Hope Meadow kidsI met Jeanette about a year ago when I was interviewing the residents living at Hope Meadows, an intergenerational community run by my client: Generations of Hope.

At Hope Meadows, families adopt children from the foster care system and …

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Jane Leu, Upwardly Global Founder – Giving U™

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Jane & Murphy

Jane & Murphy

I met Jane about 5 years ago when she hired me to help with Upwardly Global’s national expansion plan. We only worked together a few months, before I took a corporate job and moved back to San …

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Favorite Flicks of Adventure, Bravery and Heart

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Me and Marianna, the foreign film buff

A foreign film nut, here’re my faves; and be sure to take the poll, read on…

I am HUGE film buff! Correction, my friend Marianna, is the HUGE film fan. In fact, she …

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Erin’s Summer of Fun is Here! An Update on Women’s Rights

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Looks like  an "Aroma Journey" to meWashington D.C. – May 12, 2010

OK – I’m tired of working so hard – and a reprieve is just around the corner! Saturday I return from my business trip in D.C. and I’ll be home for a full 2 …

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