After living for nearly a decade in the Pacific Northwest, I now reside in Boston's South End with my beloved rescue hound, Lawson and my partner, Sean. I cook. I hoard cookbooks. I do political and marketing work. I am interested in all things trauma and survivor related. This blog begins during one of the hardest times of my life. My Mom was dying of Ovarian Cancer, and I was dealing with the traumatic fallout from a horrific stalking situation. I am one of those people who needs to sweat out pain, so I tried my hand at half marathons, a full marathon, and several triathlons. I haven't done an endurance event in a few years, but my new fitness loves are yoga and my Peloton bike (#ShazAMY_).


Palawan is voted #1 by Travel and Leisure for Y2020 with the score of 94.83 and Boracay at #14 (score 88.22). Roughly 270 miles long and just 25 … Palawan I want to go to there….


Mini Mushroom and Spinach Quiches

  Ingredients: 10 oz. Portabella Mushrooms chopped 1 Shallot chopped 2 cups Baby Spinach 1/3 cup grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese 4 Eggs 4 Egg Whites 1/4 cup Milk 1 Tbs. Olive Oil Salt & Pepper 1 Popover pan Cooking spray Directions: Saute the mushrooms, shallots, salt, and pepper in olive oil in a large saute pan […]


Why Net-a-porter Still Rules the Roost as the Best Women’s High End fashion E-tailer, a look at and

Natalie Massenet launched Net-a-porter, an online, high-end women’s fashion e-tail site in 2000 at the height of the dot com bubble (Wiseman, 2010). Her skeptics were many, most advised against it (Wiseman, 2010).  Would women buy luxury fashion without the experience of handling it, viewing it in person, and trying it on? Add to the […]


Ineffective Web Design

It is increasingly difficult to find examples of bad web design, design tools have improved significantly and there is an abundance of talented web designers a company can hire. There are a plethora of ineffective web sites though. Often these sites don’t take into account the user’s intention for visiting the site and facilitating in the […]


The Diffusion of Internet Technology in Developing Countries

The diffusion of Internet Technology in Developing Countries is noticeably slower. This is due to a number of factors including: wealth, education, the infrastructure that allows broadband access, governmental priorities, and governmental policies regarding freedom of expression. One way that many people in developing countries are accessing the internet is through cell phones and smart […]


Important Event in Internet History- Blogging

The first blog was introduced in 1994 by Swarthmore student, Justin Hall. Blogs really began taking off  in 1999, when Blogger offered a free blogging platform to the public. In 2003, Google, a company that rose to prominence by identifying and capitalizing on important Internet trends buys Blogger. Blogging began to really hit its stride […]