Who is Worth Saving?

The New York Times profiled an 11 year old homeless girl Dasani. Dasani is different. She’s smart and fast and she’s the de facto caretaker of her seven younger siblings. She lives in s shelter with her parents and siblings where they play host to vermin, roaches and mold. Indoor plumbing is iffy, Dasani’s mother Chanel is unpredictable and her biological father absent. Maybe Dasani isn’t so remarkable? It’s clear that Andrea Elliot has fallen for the slight 11 year old child and her obvious love for her becomes it’s …

FYI: An Open Letter to Teenage Girls Who Don’t Always Wear a Bra

Post by Jessica Wilzig Gottlieb. By now you’re probably aware that Mrs. Hall thinks you’re a dirty slut who can’t be Facebook friends with her sons. By now you’ve probably been told 93,872 times in your life that The Internet is Forever and you should never ever post anything online that you don’t want the whole world to see because the whole wide world will see it and will judge you. By now, my braless teenage friend, you know that adults have lied to you because you’ve seen plenty of …

OBD, OBD2, M2M…. OMG

Last night Sprint M2M (Machine to Machine) and I hosted a dinner party under the stars for some of Los Angeles’ forward thinking women. Sprint M2M is responsible for providing the bandwidth for more than 5 million M2M devices. I promise you this is interesting! Don’t give up on me. Sprint has a line of products for insurance companies – OBD2 devices plug into your car, typically under the dashboard. Every car made from 1996 until today has an OBD plug in site (OBD = On Board Diagnostics). It’s where …

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This is Why UBER Should be on Every Kid’s Smart Phone

I’m at a party with my friend Laurie and we’re talking to this really nice guy who has a seven month old daughter. I’m typically really cautious when I talk to new parents because I don’t want to scare them. Especially Dads. Especially the Dads of daughters. We totally failed when I started talking to Laurie about how unpanicked I am about leaving Jane to wander Century City with her friends. “She has Uber.” I said. And sort of shrugged. Then Laurie and I started talking about why every kid …

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Dating

I’m giving the girls a snack this evening before they head out to the movies. It’s not quite dinner and it’s a little more than a snack actually. I sauté some shrimp in olive oil with a dash of butter and scallions, squeeze lemon all over it and braise some asparagus. I figure it will fill them up so that they won’t get a refill on the large popcorns they’ll surely buy. Fourteen year old girls can eat a lot. While they’re eating I say to them, “My friend Romy …