Humans of San Diego

Humans of San Diego

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” -Maya Angelou Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

[Video] Way to go Supremes | Proud to love These rainbow crosswalks unveiled this week in Seattle What makes a woman Monica Lewinsky’s courageous Ted talk on shame 16 perfect responses from women who were asked about their love lives My Avatar, My Self | Great piece on our real versus social media selves Ellen … Continue reading

Change is Gonna Come

Change is Gonna Come

As I write this post from my desk, it’s the first day of summer. Spring left out the back door, and running through the front door, comes watermelon, ferris wheel rides, and the bright blooms of peonies. Vacationers pack themselves into beachside bars sipping margaritas. The air in my neighborhood smells like barbecue coals and … Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

Discover your kitchen style according to your Myers-Briggs personality type Danielle LePorte’s take on relationships The only three things you need to do today Kids from a public school in one of the country’s poorest congressional districts, and a private school where the tuition is $43,000 a year, are brought together in the hope the … Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

Really liked this…the days are long but the decades are short Creativity is sexy You’re never going to retire. “Smart women don’t retire. They break free from working full-time to living full-time.” — Gail Rentsch How Louis C.K. became the king of comedy These beautiful fairytale illustrations Why you should go to the movies alone … Continue reading

Talk to Strangers

Talk to Strangers

With the sputters of motorbikes competing with the bamboo flutes of spa music, I was flattered when my masseuse in Bangkok, pressing my right knee to my left ear, told me my body was “so strong.” I was less flattered when shortly thereafter – with my quadricep on the verge of splitting in two – … Continue reading

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend

“If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us.” | Albert Camus on happiness and love This song, which we listened to on the bus to start every morning on my trip in Asia Jon Stewart’s segment on … Continue reading

The US, Laos and The Secret War

The US, Laos and The Secret War

Last week, at the COPE Center (Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise) in Vientiane, Laos, thunder cracked heavily outside as I watched my friends from Canada use a machine that helps amputees calm the discomfort they feel in phantom limbs.  My friend from Ireland, with the reading habit, fiery red hair and skin like milk, read … Continue reading

Do Things You’ve Never Done Before

Do Things You’ve Never Done Before

When I was told the hotel was “completely full,” and there was “nothing to be done,” immediately my mind dusted off my Catholic background and went to the story of Mary and Joseph, wandering around looking for an inn on Christmas Eve, but to no avail. I decided this was worse. Because at least Mary … Continue reading