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21 06, 2017

Room to Read ‘Comedy for a Cause’

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , |

Nearly 800 million people are still illiterate TODAY. That’s 1/9 people who cannot read or write, with 2/3 being women and children. While some may not think that helping ‘them’ will affect us here in the US, it certainly does. When you have nearly 1 million people not being able to work because they are handicapped by illiteracy, that affects [...]

1 06, 2017

2017 World of Children Awards

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: India, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

World of Children was founded in 1998 by Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret respectively. Their non-profit organization that has granted more than $9 million in cash grants and programs. More than 100 Honorees have been supported since which is the driving force behind selfless programs that [...]

31 01, 2017

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Must Travel To Destination in 2017 My Travel article on Jordan as published in ARE Magazine, Winter Edition 2016/2017 – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

20 03, 2016

Fambul Tok

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , |

"The Family Tree bends, but it does not break." -Sierra Leone Proverb Sierra Leone suffered a devastating 11 year Civil War in 1991-2002. Between 50,000-300,000 people have been killed, many people became handicap, 2.5 million people displaced from their homes, and not to mention the emotional scars left on the people for life. And all this [...]

8 12, 2014

“A Path Appears” Documentary

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: Africa, Central America, Haiti, US|Tags: , , , , , |

Women make up the majority of the more than 1 billion people living in unacceptable conditions of poverty worldwide. From the Creators of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide", comes another wonderful documentary about Hope. A Call to Action. And what a little help we can offer can make a humongous impact [...]

9 10, 2014

10 Things I Learned from Nicholas Kristof

By | October 9th, 2014|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , , , |

  I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of "Half The Sky" book & Documentary, yesterday at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. He was there to introduce his new book, "A Path Appears". LiveTalksLA put the event on which I learned puts on a lot of other [...]

29 02, 2012

Thinking of you Burma rant

By | February 29th, 2012|Categories: Burma (Myanmar)|Tags: , , |

                        Burma (Myanmar) remains on my Top 3 favorite places I've traveled to (among the top 3 is India & Israel). It's not the type of favoring I typically have for a party central Greece or a culinary heaven France. It is more of a [...]

9 02, 2012

Live Fast, die Young..

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: Europe, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

Bad Girls do it Well.                     I'm rocking out to M.I.A's latest hit "Bad Girls". Catchy beat & a visually exotic music video filmed in Morocco, the #1 country currently on my To-Travel list. Her latest controversy was her middle-finger at the Superbowl half-time performance with Madonna [...]

6 02, 2012

India: “Daughters of the Brothel” Documentary

By | February 6th, 2012|Categories: India, US|Tags: , , |

We often forget how lucky we are. Statistically they say, we're better off than 99% of the world, those that live in the US that is. I try to remind myself that when I'm down and out, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We often watch World news, Documentaries, starving children in Charity ads, and [...]

3 02, 2012

Power Distance Index in Countries

By | February 3rd, 2012|Categories: US|Tags: , , , |

I love how this photo captures our humanistic, personable President. Power Distance Index This photo got me thinking about the recent book I read "Outliers" where Malcom describes the 'Power Distance Index' (PDI) in one chapter on how countries differ in their approach in dealing with risk and uncertainty. It describes how people in different [...]