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28 results for 'KLiedle'

Invisible Ink: Is Print Media Doomed?

By KLiedle, published on Jul 19, 2007

Jane Magazine? Yes, dead she is: While I won't miss her all that much, I always appreciated Jane's cattiness and fresh attitude. But, like Angela Hayes ( Mena Suvari's character in American Beauty), I always felt like Jane was just trying too hard to be hip. I suppose I was right since now she's alone: and without a job. Heck, even Mena's got a job, while Jane's been reduced to selling Glamour subscriptions on her website. As, Ms. Fashionista at rightfully put it, Jane's demise is "Fitting for this day when Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are considered... (more)

Tags: print media, digital media, print is dead, future of magazines

Clobbering Colon Cancer: And Her Name Is Christine

By KLiedle, published on Jul 11, 2007

A couple of years ago, Christine Niemi was just another twenty-something toiling away as a temporary budget analyst for a health care company while pursuing her interest in acting in Los Angeles, CA. In May 2005, without warning, she started craving ice and feeling overly fatigued. All she wanted to do was sleep and just mustering the energy to get to work became a major chore. Upon hearing her symptoms, a doctor declared her anemic. She was given iron supplements and sent home, but that isn't where the story ends. Doctors became baffled when Christine's iron levels remained low, even with supplements.... (more)

Tags: los angeles

Taking A Nosedive

By KLiedle, published on Jun 19, 2007

Nose-ing Into Wine... “You’ve always been a sniffer,” my dad likes to remind me often. For him, it’s a memory that allows him to reconnect with the nostalgia of when I was a little girl. I was the child that smelled everything. Tucked in somewhere between generational alphabets X and Y, I was lucky enough to grow up in a world of scratch and sniff stickers and Strawberry Shortcake. As many people know, there’s a distinct difference between drinking wine and tasting it. Many people drink wine along their journey of life, but it takes patience, analysis, and a little introspection... (more)


Moving At The Speed Of Life

By KLiedle, published on Jun 14, 2007

Remember when you were five years old and the concept of turning twelve someday seemed like an eternity away? Summers lasted for lifetimes. Friends seemed to always be just around the corner. Alas, now you’re an adult and the pace of modern times has sped up considerably. You have bills. You have kids. You have deadlines. You have time for approximately nothing. The years are gliding by like cascading dominoes and to top it off, you see yourself getting older. Life isn’t exactly helping you keep up. Summer's finally here and there you are: totally and completely stressed out.... (more)

Tags: music

Green Filmmaking And Studio Worm Farms

By KLiedle, published on Jun 12, 2007

Recently, I visited New Zealand, a venture that both reconnected me with nature and reminded me of all the beauty there is in the world. I’m a nature girl and not afraid to admit that I’m a passionate tree-hugger. In fact, I joked to the Kiwis I met that I would need a separate photo album for all the trees of New Zealand I'd photographed. For me, there’s no greater pleasure than traipsing through nature’s playground. When I was about twelve, I read and re-read a book called “50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save The World.” I followed every tip and every guideline. I planted... (more)

Tags: los angeles, education

Finding The Confidence to 'Suit Yourself'

By KLiedle, published on May 15, 2007

Do a bit of traveling, and you’ll be amazed at the spectrum of shapes and sizes that you’ll find at the beach. I’ve seen topless bikini bathers in France, hairy Mediterranean men in neon-colored Speedos, full-figured women sprawled out like cats in the sun living La Dolce Vita in Naples. In Puerto Rico, I saw the strangest collection of people I’d ever seen – including a male beachgoer with serious man-breasts and a funny-looking older guy with wishbone-like toothpick legs happily jogging alongside the beach. Then, there’s the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode in which Larry David... (more)

Tags: france

California Borders - The American Experience

By KLiedle, published on Apr 17, 2007

On a routine Sunday not so very long ago, I was running errands in my neighborhood when a Suburban ran a solid red light and slammed into me. The force of the jolt spun my Nissan around 180 degrees. My heart skipped a beat; my brain stalled like it was in some sort of dream sequence. Once the car came to rest, I took a deep breath and mentally prepared myself to face the inevitable aftermath. The driver of the Suburban was a young, illegal immigrant from Mexico. He had no driver's license, no auto insurance, no documentation of any kind and the vehicle was not even his. By the time I exited... (more)

Tags: iraq, california, illegal immigration

Kids Behind Closed Doors

By KLiedle, published on Apr 12, 2007

Everything's fine. Your fourteen-year-old daughter just made the honor roll and, to your surprise, tried out for the school play. She seems, in a word, content. Not happy, mind you (she is fourteen, after all) but she seems to be doing as well as can be expected. She is focused at school and gets good grades, has friends, and is starting to get some interest from boys. In short, you've got a good kid; you lucked out. So when you walk past your daughter's closed bedroom door one night, you hope that she's doing homework, or if not, she's probably just texting friends or talking on the phone... (more)

Tags: myspace, police

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