Archive for October, 2010

BlogTalkRadio Interview

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

E__EOn October 29, 2010, I was interviewed by Eric Harr on Resonate Radio’s inaugural show for BlogTalkRadio.

We talked about my best and worst travel experiences, the fun of philanthropy, the Living Mini philosophy, and, of course, why I’m embarking …

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Erin Kicks Some Ass: *Video* – How to Use Self Defense Tactics to Survive an Attack – Giving U™

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

AssaultThis poll is now closed. Congratulations to IMPACT-LA for winning the $500 scholarship to give 1 woman self-defense training! Los Angeles won with 360 votes out of 866 total!  Fabulous showing!
IMPACT is an org that teaches women how to …

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How to Sell Your Stuff: 7 Easy Steps – LivingMini®

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Mini_Side_ViewI make my living as a strategist, so as I look at liquidating my household, I want to have a definite game plan. Here it is:

Step #1: Set a Threshold

Setting a threshold is the linchpin of my strategy.  …

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Earthships: Too Alien to Occupy? *Video* – LivingMini®

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

EarthShip_2I was talking with my new friend Jim (see Jim in the Save the Bay video) and he was telling me about Earthships. Now, I had no idea what he was talking about (typical), so I decided to do …

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Save The Bay, San Fran – *Video* – Giving U™

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Erin at STB

Erin_at_STBI went out to volunteer last Friday with Save The Bay. We were removing non-native species on the banks of the Palo Alto’s Baylands estuary, creating room for more indigenous wetlands plants. (Read: We were weeding.)

Volunteer Buddies

The weather …

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Storing Your Loot: Leather, Silk, Photos, Paper – Global Outings™

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Matrix_CoatAs I look at whittling my wardrobe down to my 25 items, there are a few things I can’t seem to part with and am going to place in storage: mainly silk and leather, as well as a my photo …

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Serious Horse Play – *Video*

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Erin_RidesAs y’all know, for my birthday ever year, I do something I’ve never done before.

Last year, I decided to learn how to ride a horse. (I’m slightly afraid of horses, so this was a big step for me.)

About …

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Tasty Travel Food: Top 12 Meals

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Classic_Spam_2I signed up for a 3-day ocean water kayaking trip around the fiords of New Zealand. I’m going in January — Cool, huh?!

That’s what I thought until I read that I have to carry my own food. Wha?! On …

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Scoring a Solar Backpack

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Solar_BagIt all started with someone at a social venture networking event (yes, I go to those) suggested I get solar-powered batteries for my next trip. Huh. Interesting. 
So I began to check it out, and my online search for solar-powered …

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Super Fiesta #43

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

decapitated_pinata_2It was my birthday last week. To celebrate I threw *Super Fiesta #43* — featuring a taco bar, a piñata, good friends, lots of sangria and some whiskey. Whoooo Hooooo!

It was a stupendous summer evening and we all had …

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