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Volunteer Journal #99 – Reading to Kids

Volunteer Journal #99 – Reading to Kids

I worked with Reading to Kids last Saturday, a group trying get underserved children to love reading. I love reading so much it’s got to be contagious. Sold. I checked into Magnolia Elementary, one of the more inhospitable buildings I’ve ...

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Featured In Ladies Home Journal Dec. 13/Jan. 14

Featured In Ladies Home Journal Dec. 13/Jan. 14

I’m honored to be one of Ladies Home Journal’s 16 Women Who Made the World Happier this year. Who doesn’t like to make people happy? Many thanks to the staff of Ladies Home Journal, who interviewed me several months ago, and ...

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Volunteer Journal #97 – Angel’s Flight

Volunteer Journal #97 – Angel’s Flight

On Wednesday night, after a long day at work, I found myself staring over a hand of Uno cards at a runaway teen. I had come to Angel’s Flight near downtown LA to spend the night playing games. I ended ...

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Volunteer Journal #95 – Alexandria House

Volunteer Journal #95 – Alexandria House

Sometimes, when you walk into a volunteer project, whether it be a polluted creek, flooded house, or barren piece of land, you think: “I can’t fix this. I can’t. It’s too much.” “It’s not my responsibility.” “My apartment is a ...

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Volunteer Journal #94 – WriteGirl

Volunteer Journal #94 – WriteGirl

There was a time when female writers were discriminated against and forced to change their names to George Eliot. Unfortunately, that time is now.  Women are still the underdog in the writing world. For example, between 2010 and 2012 in ...

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