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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and My Flawed Principle

Posted August 23, 2014 By Elisa

Nominated for the Epidemic I began seeing signs of this epidemic a few weeks ago. It was spreading. I was cringing. It looked painful. Uncomfortable. And, truth be told,  it also looked gimmicky, mainstream, and sportsy. I like to think I am incompatible with all of those things. One thing I have discovered about myself […]

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In the Name of Frozen Lasagna, Love Thy Community! Community Living, Part 1 A Brief History of the Lasagna You might have thought lasagnas were invented in Italy, but they weren’t. They were created back when cavemen took their fat-honking clubs, beat down saber-tooth tigers and shared a chunk of the meat with the their […]

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Have you ever gotten random texts from a stranger? This happened to me the other day, and not for the first time! Even so, this was my first extended conversation with a person I didn’t know (I will let you read it below). I wasn’t sure it was a stranger at first. Then, once it […]

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Ten Ways to End Human Trafficking in NoVA

Posted May 25, 2014 By Elisa

Want to make a difference locally? Here are some easy ideas! Ten Ways to End Human Trafficking in NoVA 1.) “Like” NoVA HTI on Facebook. 2.) Currently we are looking for 5 people to donate $100 per month for a year to help a sex trafficking survior have a place to live with her children. If you want to […]

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Considerations From A White Man

Posted May 21, 2014 By Elisa
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                                            I grew up with this great guy. I’d come home and find him and my brother blowing bubbles in their drinks for, like, an hour (trying to learn to circular breathe, of course). He […]

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This post was put up earlier this week on www.ReadingTeen.net by one of my awesome besties. Andye only sometimes prefers to be reading young adult fiction. The rest of the time she surely prefers to be adventuring with me, while listening to be process pretty much everything. She has a great life.   Help #Speak4RAINN15 […]

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Lisa Jones LBD

This guest post is by Lisa Jones, a wonderful speaker, writer, and just otherwise all-around talented spectacular woman.   Sadly, while we lived near each other we didn’t really get to spend much time together, though I highly respect her– somehow she manages to be funny, yet wise; compelling but  light-hearted. Lisa is real, seen pain, yet still believes […]

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15 Questions About Little Black Dress Project 2014

Posted February 27, 2014 By Elisa
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Little Black Dress 2014 starts this Saturday, March 1st (or as soon as you can following that day). This is for all of you who are going to be doing it this year. Please confirm with me whether you are taking part this year, so I know who to continue sending emails too throughout the project. Also, feel […]

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Project Little Black Dress 2014

Posted February 19, 2014 By Elisa
03.2014. Little Black Dress Project 2014

2014 Little Black Dress is Here! Project Little Black Dress 2014 is beginning in just a couple weeks! Previously, we did this in February. But I had a baby. Considering my newborn has been flourishing, dispensing lots of spit-up and sleepless-nights, for my sake this year you all agreed to push it back a month […]

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Every Day Charity: The Man With A Cardboard Sign

Posted February 1, 2014 By Elisa

I was bored. My son was driving me crazy, asking to visit pretty much every person on earth we know. Honestly, sometimes we would think he didn’t know anyone’s names until he starts to list them off: “Can we go to Ms. Danielle’s?” “Can we go to Andria’s?” “What about Sean and Caroline’s?” “Or Grayson’s?” […]

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