Travel

[watch Travel baggie hack on YouTube; running time 3:01] Amazingly simple tip that has helped quell my (considerable) anxiety about arriving or departing without mission-critical dongles, USB cords and other electronic doodads when traveling. Required: the appropriately-sized zippy freezer bag for electronic crap an index card and writing device What you do: make list of […]

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This past trip to Tacoma was significant in more ways than just initiating me into the TEDx experience: for the first time in too long to remember, I got from here to there (and back!) with something resembling ease. Some of my new-found attitude can be traced to exactly that: attitude. While I will likely […]

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Referral Friday is part of an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! Roughly 15 years ago, when I first moved to L.A., I read a story in the L.A. Times […]

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Once upon a time, I was a medium-big traveler. I never did it as much as my friends Shane or Chris, and certainly not as much as my father (o, he of the fabled American AAirpass!), but for a goodly stretch of my life, say, 22 – 32, I got around, and when I got […]

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Referral Friday is an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! I got a little carried away by my newfound love for Sir Richard Branson’s winged brainchild. On my second trip […]

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Referral Friday is an ongoing series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby! When I was announcing to people in L.A. and environs that I was heading up to Portland, they’d invariably ask, […]

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You will need sweaters and books and toothpaste and a pair of socks or two or five and one more pair of socks just in case. Add extra pants and those three extra shirts and your maps and your earplugs, your mints and phone your playlists and away-messages your doodads gee-gaws flotsam jetsam belt hat […]

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I came, I saw, I got conquered. Seriously, Portland kicked my everlovin’ city-girl ass. It’s green, it’s filled with books and really good coffee, the neighborhoods are adorable without tipping over into twee and, joy of joys, it’s schlub-friendly. I mean, I love New York and L.A. and London and Paris and Rome and lots […]

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Dec 27, 2004 4

Home, sweet home

Yes, I had a good time in Chicago. Yes, it was great seeing my peeps and scarfing down my chicken Kalamata and seeing the Christmas decorations in the windows of Field’s Macy’s on State Street (brought to you, like everything else, by Target). Despite my fears going into it, I also had a good time […]

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