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My Japanese Internment Camp Visit

Friday, July 31st, 2015


I recently learned that PBS received a grant to film and preserve several American Japanese internment camps used during WWII. This announcement sparked my interest, not only as a history buff, but also because I knew many of the camps …

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Meditating with Colors

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

flamingo hiren photo

I recently took a class on how to meditate. For the first half hour or so we discussed what it means to meditate. Instead of achieving a blank state of mind, meditation is really about mindfulness, being present, focusing your …

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My Childhood Trifecta

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Michelson Familly

I’m often asked why I’ve dedicated my life to giving back, volunteering and making donations where I can. The truth is that my giving comes from a place of gratitude.

I feel incredibly lucky to have the life I lead …

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Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Botswana Sunset, photo by GoErinGo

The Summer Solstice is one of my favorite times of year. Really, what could be better than celebrating the longest day of the year?! Since I like it so much, I decided to find out more about it:

The Meaning

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The Sacredness of Space

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

While living on the road for the last several years, my network of friends and acquaintances has grown exponentially. In fact, many of the people at my recent house party I had known for only a year or so.

To …

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Next Travel Channel Star

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Busy-with-Turtles1-463x400Back in February I attended the Adventure Travel Show in Santa Clara. I went to hear Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, and Patricia Schultz present, hoping to learn from the best.

While I was there I learned about an upcoming competition …

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Words I Hold Dear

Saturday, March 28th, 2015


During my last trip to NYC I visited the Morgan Library for the first time. As luck would have it, they were featuring an exhibit on Abraham Lincoln, complete with the original Emancipation Proclamation. I was thrilled to be able …

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Top 3 Trinbago Foods

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Main Meal

One of the things I enjoyed most about my recent trip to Trinidad & Tobago is the multiculturalism of the islands. Trinnis ancestry hails from Africa, South Asia, particularly India, Lebanon & Syria, and China (just to name a few).…

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Thoughts on Impermanence

Friday, January 9th, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy friend David just gave me a book about his art installation called Impermanence: Embracing Change. The art installation, a celebration of the Dalai Lama’s work, focused on the idea of impermanence as a central Buddhist concept and as a …

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The Sharing Season

Friday, December 26th, 2014

JOY-Quote-FPA week ago, I received an email responding to a holiday message I sent featuring a graphic of snowmen holding a menorah and Christmas tree. The email asked if I was taking “Christ out of Christmas.”

I responded by saying …

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