Dating + Relationships

Beard for Hire

Beard for Hire

Truth be told, my intentions in helping the homeless woman and her child weren’t completely altruistic: I hoped my good deed might bring me some good luck – specifically, some big Uber tips. So last Saturday when my soon-to-be ex-in-laws called…

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Uber Esquire

UberEsq is an attorney whose practiced with top-tier firms throughout her two decade career. But she gave up her regular "day job" and, through a series of unusual events, was talked into signing up to drive with uber. Before she knows it, she's discovering sides of LA she's never known, having wild adventures as well as misadventures, and using her skills and experience as both a lawyer and as a mother to help people in ways she'd never imagined. She's finds herself needing an uber driver fix almost every day. However, she's also determined to keep her uber gig on the down-low so that she can continue to build her new law practice and keep her kids on track without worrying them.

One Night Stand

One Night Stand

Even with my strategies for avoiding trips that aren’t paying surge fares, it’s hard to make the Uber gig pay off. And it’s frustrating as hell. As if battling LA traffic and the angry drivers aren’t enough, I’m late to retrieve…

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Uber Esquire

UberEsq is an attorney whose practiced with top-tier firms throughout her two decade career. But she gave up her regular "day job" and, through a series of unusual events, was talked into signing up to drive with uber. Before she knows it, she's discovering sides of LA she's never known, having wild adventures as well as misadventures, and using her skills and experience as both a lawyer and as a mother to help people in ways she'd never imagined. She's finds herself needing an uber driver fix almost every day. However, she's also determined to keep her uber gig on the down-low so that she can continue to build her new law practice and keep her kids on track without worrying them.

A Chinese Love Story

A Chinese Love Story

“Zhi Mei,” they call out, whenever they are lost.  “Zhi Mei.”   It is the call of friends and lovers, sharing excitement or trying to find each other in a crowd, “Zhi Mei.”  It is the call of my parents. “Beautiful Nectar”…

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Natalie Yeh

Liminal Spaces with Natalie Yeh -- aerospace engineer with a penchant for the spiritual, artistic, and cerebral -- is an attempt where she tries to accept her own messy humanity in exploring the gifts in her everyday stories and milestones with compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness. Gifts she believes we can all share and learn from when we choose to see our continuous threads of connection in our common humanity rather than uphold paper walls of illusions of separation that some treat as real. When she has free time, she loves to cook, shoot landscape photography, practice martial arts, write and dance. Her Chinese American background, bilingual upbringing, and transgender history all lend to her experiences in exploring the liminal spaces where her history, her present and her future are at odds and of a piece, creating herself and her writing as unique, cross cultural art.

House Keys

House Keys

That first day I didn’t like your voice and I wanted you replaced. I didn’t like your jacket and I didn’t want you in the space. You left before the rest- like you were the best … And I scoffed and…

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A Conversation with Jeanette Collins and Peter Onorati

A Conversation with Jeanette Collins and Peter Onorati

PETER ONORATI is a face you will recognize in both Film & TV. With well over 100 screen and television acting credits and serving on the board of SAG (Screen Actors Guild), over the past 25 years Peter has become respected…

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Bert Woodson

Bert Woodson currently lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast in Cortez, with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Colt, and Colt’s kitty Woof. (Yes, he named him.)

How to Date Like a Boss Post-Divorce

How to Date Like a Boss Post-Divorce

“Dating Post-Divorce” Does that phrase fill you with horror? Make you want to run to the fridge and eat a quart of ice cream? If you’re like many women who find themselves newly single after a divorce, you’re not alone. But…

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Wendy Allen

A native of Northern California, Wendy left home at 18 to attend Cal State Northridge in 1986, where she earned a BA degree in Radio/TV/Film Production. Three years later, she began an 18-year career in Hollywood, working at Paramount Pictures in the high-impact television industry. After working on hit sitcoms such as "Wings" and "Becker," she decided to put her talents into marketing and public relations when she relocated to Orange County, CA. Wendy quickly became known as a results-driven marketing professional who increased her clients' profitability through the creation and implementation of highly-focused marketing strategies. A busy mom of a teenage son, Wendy juggles a thriving career with her life as a proud basketball mom. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.

Are you settling for Mr. Right-Now?

Are you settling for Mr. Right-Now?

We, as women, have come a long way. We have fought for our right to vote and for equality in the work place. We work hard each day and have good-paying jobs. So why exactly are so many women settling when…

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SA Smith

SA Smith has always loved the magical life. She is the bestselling Amazon author of FOREVER, her four part young adult paranormal romance series. She is an advocate for women of all shapes and sizes. Believing that we are all enough just as we are, and needing to spread that word far and wide. Having been diagnosed with CRPS over 12 years ago, SA also uses her writing to increase social awareness of the disease. Writing is her passion. She often tells friends that writing is a journey for her. It’s like spending time with friends. "I just follow my characters along on their adventures, like a fly on the wall, and see where they take me." SA currently lives in Florida with her best friend/husband and their one son.

Divorce is the New Black

Divorce is the New Black

What do you think when you hear the word divorce? You probably think what most people in our society think when they hear the word divorce: “The End.” “You Failed.” “What a Waste.” And if you happen to be a woman…

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Wendy Allen

A native of Northern California, Wendy left home at 18 to attend Cal State Northridge in 1986, where she earned a BA degree in Radio/TV/Film Production. Three years later, she began an 18-year career in Hollywood, working at Paramount Pictures in the high-impact television industry. After working on hit sitcoms such as "Wings" and "Becker," she decided to put her talents into marketing and public relations when she relocated to Orange County, CA. Wendy quickly became known as a results-driven marketing professional who increased her clients' profitability through the creation and implementation of highly-focused marketing strategies. A busy mom of a teenage son, Wendy juggles a thriving career with her life as a proud basketball mom. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.