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I’ll make this first part simple: volleyball brought me to San Diego (surprise, surprise). Really, volleyball has often brought me down here, as my second oldest played for the University...
  • Diane after LB Marathon
The year I turned 40, I began a self study, tracking events, behaviors, and occurrences for 365 days. This experiment inspired Project 40 – my life in numbers and stories....
I swear, my four day trip to Miami Beach was only supposed to be a quick little, stress-relieving, relaxing by the water girlfriends’ trip. When booked, I had no intentions...
“So, you left sunny Long Beach, California to go on vacation in sunny Miami Beach, Florida?” Yep! The question came from a Canadian, also on vacation in Miami Beach but,...
It wasn’t quite a quorum at our latest Ladies Who Dine outing, but a decent number of Ladies got themselves over for our May trip to Long Beach’s Roe Seafood....
It started with a cheap ticket, as these things often do. A Jet Blue flight from Long Beach to New York for a mere $238 – a ticket that begged...
Full disclosure – this is my effort at playing catch up. The year that 2017 follows (I dare not say its name) proved challenging for me, personally and otherwise. Still,...
There are many reasons the city of New Orleans owns a piece of me. It’s got soul. The music is unmatched. There’s Bourbon Street and beignets and beads. But for...
It’s been awhile – I know. More than four months since my last post. I won’t bore you with excuses. That is, unless you find these excuses boring: I started...
It’s just a short trip away from the LBC – up the 710, left on Florence, right on Atlantic. Being a few miles away made Bell’s Corazón Y Miel the...
I know, I know. The world is on edge as it awaits my Top 10 Moments of the year known as 2015. In suspense the world will be no longer,...
Back in 1989 (before I was legal, when I still wore acid washed clothing), California Cooler was my drink of choice. A few years later, I’d move on to margaritas, Midori...
My summer days have been stacked sandwiches. They’ve been multi-tiered wedding cakes. Layers and layers of work tasks and special outings and training runs and grocery shopping. These long, sunny...
This trip has been a year in the making. Dozens of times as I walked the south end of the Strip during my family’s annual Vegas week (thanks to a yearly...
This one’s been a long time coming. I’ve enjoyed a burger or two from LA’s oft-celebrated Umami franchise in the past but until recently hadn’t had one while officially on...