Be Aware Of Your Surroundings And Use Precautions

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I just got off a call with a friend who was mugged in Georgetown while she was crossing M Street. Even though it’s been a while since this happened to her, she still lives in fear — not wanting to go out at night. I could totally relate, and told her about an experience […]

My Experience With Charity Work In Washington, DC And Where I’m Going With It

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Courage for Kids GIVE BACK-pack

As many of my readers know, I have been very active in the Greater Washington, DC community since shortly after 9/11 when I made a commitment to give back. I started as a simple volunteer through DC Cares volunteering with the Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings, Washington Home […]

Washington D.C.’s Nightlife in the Spotlight: Andrea Hardison Launches DCPartyLife.com

Andrea Hardison and I at the Courage for Kids Fundraiser at Build-a-Bear for Bright Beginning's Homeless Pre-K Children

Andrea Hardison and I at the Courage for Kids Fundraiser at Build-a-Bear for Bright Beginning's Homeless Pre-K Children

Many people assume that I go out a lot. I don’t. I used to go out a lot. Pardon my language, but after living in the DC metropolitan area for 12 years, it got to […]

Devan Tatlow’s Story: Genetic Match A Challenge for Mixed Race and Minority Patients

Devan Tatlow, 20-month old with Leukemia

Devan Tatlow, 20-month old with Leukemia

Since last fall, I have been strategizing and planning as part of my role as Team Coordinator for my friend, Katie Rost’s campaign for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. Several weeks ago, my friend, News Channel 8’s Rebecca Cooper had me on Washington Business […]

How To Find The Right Place To Volunteer

Volunteering with Inner City Outings

Volunteering with Inner City Outings

Dear Miss A,

I just recently ended things with the girl I was seeing, and my job has a lot of down time right now. In an effort to stay busy, I’ve decided to start volunteering in and around Arlington, Virginia. I’m kind of […]

Run-Away Acceleration: What To Do And What NOT To Do

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Over the past two months, there have been numerous stories of run-away acceleration especially by Toyota vehicles, such as this one in the Washington Post today. However, the advice of “experts” on what to do has been conflicting – and sometimes NOT expert in my opinion. Here is some advice I recently received […]

Scam Advisory Out from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

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There is a scam e-mail making the rounds that is claiming to be from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). At a periphery glance the e-mail looks official, from the grammatically correct wording to the info@ncua.gov e-mail address. Upon closer inspection there are no official logos in the body of the e-mail and the […]

Sweet English Setter In Need Of Good Home!

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A friend of mine took on the task several months back of fostering a wonderful English Setter. Unfortunately his travel schedule is hectic right now and as much as he hates to give her up, it seems unfair to disrupt her home every time he leave. Her name is Kiki, she is about […]

Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Competition

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My friend, Tripp Weathers who also grew up in Shelby, N.C. wrote, directed and produced a commercial for Doritos. His sister, Anney Weathers is my sister’s best friend and was always at my house, and is like my second “little sister”. Take a look and feel free to skip the intro. […]

It’s Easier Than You Think To Volunteer

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Dear Miss A:

I’ve been a fan of yours for quite a while now, and you’ve become quite an inspiration to me. I’m currently getting ready to throw my first charity event and have really enjoyed the process. It has certainly given me the fever to do more in the area, but […]

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