Closing time

About this time last year, I was departing on my annual beach trip with the gals to Ocean Isle (OI) in North Carolina. Two things had happened that would influence the trip and inspire my accompanying blog post. Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. I’d lost my job due to a reduction in Read more…

A bustop filled with rocks and iron art in Scottsdale Arizona

Raising Arizona

Travel. There’s nothing like it to raise awareness and heighten new perspectives in the midst of a changed environment. At my highest point on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona   Whether for work or pleasure, travel takes you to a different place and offers the opportunity to meet new people and Read more…

What do you know to be true?

What do you know to be true?

Somewhere along the course of my telly viewing, I overheard this question posed during an interview: ‘What do you know to be true?’   I thought what a brilliant thing to explore and proceeded to ask the same of myself. Here’s what I profess as truth-isms across my cooldeb journey of Read more…

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My 3 words for 2015

One of my most popular cooldeb posts last year was entitled, My 3 words for 2014. I got the idea from blogger SuzeMuse, who was inspired by Chris Brogan. In short, it’s a way to approach the New Year with renewal and resolution to inspire a sense of being and purpose. I Read more…

The UNCG Three

Fighting the good fight

The introduction to my blog states: I’m exploring coolness in life. Join me on this journey and let’s (re)define cool together. What can I say? It’s been a good fight. And cool has most definitely been redefined. In two words? It’s about family and it’s about relationships. The UNCG Three   Read more…

My three words for 2014

My three words for 2014

These are my three words for entering into 2014. I got the idea from SuzeMuse, a blogger that I follow. She got the idea from Chris Brogan, who we all know and whose been doing this exercise for a while. It’s a fairly simple concept. You choose three words that Read more…

Kidlew art in New York

Sidekicks and the City

I’m fresh back from NYC and while I can’t lay claim to Carrie Bradshaw adventures, I can certainly say…I enjoyed my Sidekicks and the City. Arrival Night – Good Eats and Drinks We arrive on Thursday evening and after catching up with our friends over wine and appetizers, we head Read more…

Hatteras NC

Adrift in the Outer Banks

“Travel takes more than money. It takes the most precious commodity: time. Anyone can buy a car, hand-bag, or shoes, but travel requires energy, bravery, curiosity, and a degree of adventurousness.” So says hotelier André Balazs. Outer Banks: The village of Ocracoke   As I set out for my vacation to Read more…