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BEING A TEEN

Posted on February 5, 2014, in My Blog, with 17 Comments

This is a photo of me with the leaders of a program called PEER UP (Peer Education & Encouragement to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy Program) developed by The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP), a non-profit I founded in 1995. PEER UP works with older teens in college as unintended pregnancy affects a significant number of community college students …

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THREE DAYS DOWN UNDER FOR THE RELAUNCH OF FITNESS FIRST

Posted on January 23, 2014, in My Blog, with 20 Comments

The photo above was taken in the gym they call The Zone on Pit Street in Sydney. People work in small groups, like a team, and move from Zone to zone for different exercises. It somewhat reminded me of the Cross Fit gyms here in the States, but the way the zones are used, alternated etc was unique to me. …

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MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH . . .

Posted on January 10, 2014, in My Blog, with 31 Comments

After reading my last blog, one of my blog friends asked who takes my Christmas ornaments down when the holiday is over. Of course I do, I said. And so I thought I’d do a new blog around that . . . and a few other things.

Went back to the ranch and it was really cold. In fact part …

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CHRISTMAS 2013 AT THE RANCH

Posted on December 29, 2013, in My Blog, with 29 Comments

The extended family gathered outside Santa Fe over Christmas and we were treated to a few glorious snow storms which blanketed everything and gave my grandson, Malcolm, several chances to go skiing in very good conditions. The Santa Fe ski basin is about 40 minutes from the ranch. The kids had snow ball fights and Troy pulled Malcolm on a …

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ANSWERING ATTACKS ON MY CREDIBILITY AS A PHILANTHROPIST

Posted on December 19, 2013, in My Blog, with 33 Comments

I’m not in the habit of responding to erroneous attacks and slander aimed my way but, when someone accuses me of being a hypocrite with regards to my financial support of organizations and causes I believe in, I feel compelled to answer back.

Last week a website called The Smoking Gun said that one of my foundations didn’t donate any …

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EXTENDING THANKSGIVING INTO ATLANTA

Posted on December 8, 2013, in My Blog, with 17 Comments

I went to Atlanta on Sunday with my grandchildren. I wanted to spend more time with them and see my daughter, Vanessa.

She has rented a studio in a place in west Atlanta called the Goat Farm. Atlanta is not a big city like New York or Chicago or Los Angeles, but it has so many pockets of uniqueness–places with …

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A FAMILY THANKSGIVING VACATION IN NEW MEXICO

Posted on December 2, 2013, in My Blog, with 18 Comments

(left to right): Viva, Maia Perry, Kristina Perry, Merritt Perry, Carolyn Zwicker, Katherine Zwicker, Richard Perry, me, Simone Bent Garity (hiding), Troy Garity, Malcolm Vadim, Gavin Perry.

We’ve gotten a lot of snow in New Mexico and we came prepared. I love seeing the snow-covered trees and identifying all the tracks left by deer, rabbit, coyote and even, we’re pretty …

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THE UNTOLD STORY OF MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT — from the New York Times

Posted on November 25, 2013, in My Blog, with 6 Comments

I read this story by Michael F. Matthews today and feel it’s important and that’s why I’m posting it here as a blog. It follows the topic of PTSD following sexual assault, the importance of telling and the fact that we need to do everything we can for ourselves and for others to put an end to this. I will …

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SOME REACTIONS TO ISSUES RAISED BY MY PREVIOUS BLOG

Posted on November 19, 2013, in My Blog, with 23 Comments

I have been very moved by many of the things people have written as a result of my last blog, FOR MY MOTHER, so much so that I want to say a few more things about this horrific (and under-reported) issue of sexual violence, incest and some of the resulting damage that is caused to the victims.

One woman …

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