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Ripples of Kindness… Guest Post: Bloggers Ask5for5 for Africa!

by Gina "SuuperG" Stark August 18, 2011 Random Ponderings

Share guest blogger: Sarah Lenssen from Ask5for5 photos courtesy of Cate Turton / Dept. for International Development First, thanks to Gina Stark for allowing me to post on her Gitana blog today! Today, more than 25 bloggers, including this one, are standing with me to Ask 5 for 5 for Africa. Here’s why…. I began […]

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Drip Drip…a Few Drops in the Bucket

Thumbnail image for Drip Drip…a Few Drops in the Bucket by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 31, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareA while back I wrote about my Charitable Drip System, where I pledged a penny per (paid) word of my blogging to charity.  Well, I am happy to announce – albeit belatedly! – that I sent a check in the amount of $73.98 to The Nature Conservancy.  One could snicker at this tawdry amount; but […]

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Interactive Travel: Mount Whitney One-Day Climb (Attempt!)

Thumbnail image for Interactive Travel: Mount Whitney One-Day Climb (Attempt!) by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 29, 2010 Hiking

ShareOK, so this next destination is not so much “travel” as “adventure”.  This is how I must view an attempt at climbing Mt. Whitney in one day if I am to endure the blisters, fatigue, discomfort, dehydration, exhaustion…wow, are you envious yet? haha!  I am putting it out there for my readers to offer tips, […]

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Hiking Stats: Nature Makes Me a Fool

Thumbnail image for Hiking Stats: Nature Makes Me a Fool by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 22, 2010 Hiking

Share“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.”  John Muir I love hiking. I may have mentioned this before but it’s my blog so I’m allowed to repeat myself.   I have some very fine and savvy hiking friends who have even taught mountaineering courses with the Sierra Club and they have outlined strict guidelines […]

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A Penny Per Word: My Charitable Drip System

Thumbnail image for A Penny Per Word: My Charitable Drip System by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 2, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareTimes have changed…they tend to do that.  It rankles me that in these days of cinched financial belts and lighter wallets, I’ve had to curtail my charitable contributions. I’m looking more towards donating time (and efforts, like climbing a mountain for Charity Water , but that’s a whole different blog post! ) So, I’ve decided […]

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Keeping Abreast of Cancer

Thumbnail image for Keeping Abreast of Cancer by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 14, 2010 Random Ponderings

ShareToday I tagged along while my dear friend, Luisa, and her mom, who is battling breast cancer, created a window display to bring attention to upcoming events for the Breast Cancer Resource Center.  A business called Massage Envy in Santa Barbara generously donates their prominent window real estate to various worthy organizations. I, for one, […]

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