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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

After my latest adventure to Silicon Valley and becoming a proud member of the girl geek club, Blogher, I can say without hesitation that although our mission is serious – to save the world, right wrongs, expose injustice, encourage compassion, and give voice to those who have none – when we congregate, our goal is to have serious fun as well....more

What happens when I'm not in charge (spoiler alert: it's a good thing)

Several years ago I took myself on a service trip to Costa Rica with  Global Volunteers. I was nearing 50 and looking to shake things up a bit, and a service trip seemed like a great first step. It was, and this experience kicked off a period of very rewarding international development work. But this is where it began. And it included the lesson of the green fence....more

Advice for Brides: Never Marry Down

Next year marks 25 years of marriage for my husband and me.  Before you do the math, just know that I was a child bride when Barney brought me over from Russia.  So with nearly a quarter of a centuries worth of marriage under my belt, I feel that I am in a position to impart some words of wisdom.  Of course, there’s the old “make sure you love him” blah, blah, blah.  And the “make sure he’ll be a good father to your children” blah, blah, blah.  In my day and age, we had the “make sure he’s a good provider” blah, blah, blah.  Nowadays, he’s just as likely to be ...more
travelgal Thanks so much!  Glad to hear I'm not the only one suffering!more

BlogHer'14 - Meeting Kerry Washington, Being a Mentor and More

Because I am an Introvert...It's the Saturday night of BlogHer'14, and unlike 90% of the attendees, I am holed up in my hotel room, the events of the past 3 days finally having caught up with me in a big way. Not being much of a party girl I have opted to pass on the closing celebration....more

I shop at Chico's and I'm not afraid to admit it

Last weekend, I took my son and mother to the nearby outlet mall for a little back-to-school shopping - yes I know it’s ridiculous to think about school in the middle of the summer, welcome to Georgia.My role began as chauffeur, banker and fashion consultant for my 15 year-old son. That was until I dared to question one of his fashion choices and was ceremoniously fired....more

practicing flex(ability)

"Be infinitely flexable and constantly amazed." ~Jason KravitzIt started when I tried to put on my right sock. My toes were just out of my reach. Only by an inch, but enough that I had to shift once, then twice, before I could get the damn sock on. It may have been a sign that red and orange polka dots with purple stripes weren’t age appropriate. Or, even more alarming, a sign that I wasn’t … flexible. At all.Ouch. Literally, ouch....more

Summer Fun in Dana Point

When I created Adventures of Empty Nesters, I intentionally defined the word adventure as "anything that you wanted to write about"....more