I love being a Big Sister


This is my “Little Sister” Maricruz and me, dropping off baby blankets for a baby shower at a clinic in Los Angeles. This is the type of place that takes people whether or not they have insurance, and whether or not they are “legal.” They do an amazing service for the women who seek their […]

I did a half-marathon! (part 1)

after finish

This is one of those posts that I’ve been meaning to write for a long time and for one reason or another it kept getting pushed. First it was lack of a picture, then other details, and recently because there was simply too much to tell. So I’ve decided to turn it into two posts. […]



This is one of those times my non-consumer lifestyle has become so ingrained I thought I should share it with you. A couple of weeks ago, my “Little Sister” mentioned that her dad was supposed to buy her some new shoes but he flaked so her mom was going to buy her some (her father […]

Last minute non-consumer holiday gift ideas

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. If you’ve been trying to avoid the commercialism of the mall, but still find yourself with an unfinished gift list that you need to fill, I have a few last-minute ideas for you. Whether you’re a procrastinator extraordinaire, have people on your list who seem […]

Good Girl!

My brother raised $426 for the Humane Society’s spay and neuter program by entering this photo of his dog Gracie in their annual pet photo contest. He even came very close to placing within the Top 100 out of over 32,000 entrants with this great photo. Yay! Thank you to all who contributed to the […]