i know we can make a difference

This morning, as I went about my normal routine of checking CNN and MSNBC at the beginning of my day, my heart caught as I came across a story about Myanmar refugees literally living out their entire lives in a Thailand dump. Anyone who truly knows me, knows this...  I don't cry.  I'm not an emotional person.  Not even when I should be.  But, there is one topic in life that I am truly passionate about; that, without fail, rips me to my core.  The plight of women, children, and orphans in third world countries.  ...more

Blog this today: How many women's lives can we save with donations from the BlogHer community, between now and Mother's Day?

How many women's lives can we save with donations from the BlogHer community, between now and Mother's Day, May 11, 2008? If you will download this widget today and encourage your readers to donate, we can find out. Won't you join us? ...more

Blog this today: How many women's lives can we save with donations from the BlogHer community, ...more

Yahooo!! Singapore wins bid to host Youth Olympic Gamess 2010!!


Three Weeks in SE Asia

Three weeks of having your mind blown every day will make you tired. Combine that with unpredictable insides, crappy hotel rooms (hey, it was a cheap trip) and a 16 hour time zone change - is it really any wonder I can't sleep? ...more

Postcard from Saigon

There's no way you can prepare for the terror of crossing the street here. You have to look forward, take a deep breath, and step off the curb as though you believe, with all your heart, that it is going to be okay. It is truly a heartstopping experience, the blood pounds in your temples and your palms sweat and oh my god, you are standing on the other side looking back at a swirl of scooters and buses and weird little trucks and wondering how it can be that you are still alive. ...more

Where's the Travel Editor, Part II

It's a liability. You blog about travel because you love to travel. And then, off you go into the world, traveling and the blogging? Well, it happens or it doesn't depending on connectivity, access to hardware, time, so many variables. On our last adventure, our laptop died. We've not yet replaced it for a number of reasons financial and practical, so this time, we're going with a stack of CF cards and a digital camera, but no computer. I think we'll be fine. ...more

A friend and I just went to Chiang Mai Thailand in December (for my 40th !)
It was beautiful! ...more

::The only Real Reasons Men cheat::

Reasons Men Cheat For whatever reason, my female friends always come to me for relationship advice. The latest have been a string of girls, all sitting in my apartment, crying and smearing mascara all over my favorite suede pillow because their boyfriend cheated on them. Then they ask me the same question. "Why? Why would he do that?!" And to be brutally honest, I'm sick of answering the same question over and over again. So here, I made a handy little cheat sheet for you. Reasons men cheat: ...more


Ever wonder how different your life is from that of a woman half a world away, or how similar? The UNFPA has created a new web tool, called Lifelines, to give us a bit of insight into our common, and very different, milestones. Am ...more

Thank you for the link to this great site. I am looking forward to getting deeper into this ...more

Blogging for Good in the World - Successfully

Here's a question, "Why do some global health initiatives get LOTS of attention while others get so little?" Put another way, why does so much of the world's resources go to HIV/AIDS and immunizations, and so little go to maternal health, malnutrition or pneumonia? ...more


I have a question. I am new to blogging and have been ...more

Mothers and Grandmothers

I have always felt a special connection to my grandmother, Emily Priest McKhann. I was named after her, I've often been told I look like her, and I was born in the same hospital where she died a few weeks after giving birth to my Dad. ...more

Grandmothers can be an enormous influence on children, as your post shows. Most of my motheirng ...more