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Adventures in Being on a Reality Dating Show

It has been a long held dream of mine to be on a reality dating show (don’t judge :). I am not sure I can articulate why other than the idea of trying to find love while America watched seemed intriguing…which also led me to believe that anyone else willing to engage in the same…

Watch ME On NBC’s First Dates THIS FRIDAY!

  THIS FRIDAY, MAY 19TH, WATCH ME GO ON A BLIND DATE ON NBC’S NEW DATING SHOW, FIRST DATES!  8/7C ON NBC Watch the Official Preview Here! I am often told I need to video document my adventures more…so this Friday night I take that advice it to a whole new level when my first…

My Business Magazine Feature…24 Hours in My Life

This month I traveled into the pages of the locally lauded magazine called 425 Business! In their September issue (which sounds soooo fashionable) they highlighted 24 hours in my entrepreneurial life in a three page feature. Those who know me well may do a double take at my documented 7:03am rise time…clearly this was an…

A Trip and Life Cut Short

I should be in Vietnam right now.  But I am not. Instead I am home in Bellevue, WA. My return stateside was prompted by a fateful call I received in a coffee shop in Saigon just twelve days ago. On August 17th my dad died an unexpected and tragic accidental death at my parent’s house…

Adventures Stuck on an Elevator!

**Warning to reader:  This is not the most remarkable of life events, but I determined it was significant enough to warrant memorialization in a blog post. Warning complete. Onward.  ** One of the many great things about my little business…and about life…is the unexpected happenings that make somedays seem a bit like one of those “jack-in-the-box” toys. It starts out routine…

My 2015 Life in Review!

This is the third year that I have done a reflective blog spotlighting personal highlights of a year that has just come to pass.  Before starting this I went and googled whether I can now officially call it a “tradition.” Discussion boards varied referencing biblical definitions to how many times it takes to make a habit (21 times…

My 2014!

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. – Albert Einstein I found this quote yesterday on the Ritz Paris website.  I head to Paris next Monday, so I was visiting their site to see if the 2+ year remodel was finished and if I would have the pleasure of enjoying a “Serendipity” mixed…

Travel for Book Research – Guest Post

Travel for Book Research

Before I left for Bolivia and Peru I was approached by new author, Wendy C. Garfinkle, to write a guest post for the blog.  She recently finished a science fiction novel called Serpent on a Cross based in Medieval Eastern Europe (see below for description and buying information).  To show support for her new endeavor and learn…

My 2013 Life in Pictures

I would be remiss not to summarize 2013. Even though I wasn’t bouncing from country to country or living in one of the world’s most romantic cities like the last few years before, there were indeed adventures and moments that will make 2013 go down as one of the noteworthy years of my life. To…