To Do

560. Walk over hot coals

I have sensitive skin and I’ve burned my feet walking across the beach, so I don’t think I’ll try this one after all.

504. Ridicule the Ku Klux Klan

Updated June 22, 2009 There is something instinctual in me that immediately resists whenever I see someone trying to make assumptions or stereotype a group of people based only on something superficial like their skin color. No matter what culture we come from, we each somehow end up with our own unique blend of individual […]

379. Skydive

Updated June 13, 2010 Oh, yes. I will do it. You might think it’s crazy, but I will go and do it anyway. You have to have lots of training and it’s not cheap, but you can do a shorter training and jump tandem, strapped to a professor who can handle any emergencies that come […]

209. Write my name in wet cement

Updated May 31, 2010 Yes, yes, I know it’s considered vandalism and is therefore a crime, but maybe I can do it on my own cement when I pour a new driveway or sidewalk for my house. It seems that I don’t often come across wet cement, and one time when I did, there were […]

194. Slide down a banister

Updated January 31, 2010 I’ve lived in many houses with staircases, but I can’t think of a single one that had a banister suitable for sliding down, which is surely why this one is still not checked off my list. How could I have resisted a shiny slippery banister as a kid? I’ll have to […]

192. Get pierced somewhere besides my ears

I’d love to be really fit with a flat stomach and get my belly button pierced.

187. Love more than once

Completed May 2006 I think it’s just a natural instinct to withdraw a little bit and protect your heart once it’s been broken. The thing is to allow yourself to heal, then pick up the pieces and move on – open up to someone new – maybe a little bit slower, maybe a little more […]

185. Mediate a dispute

Updated July 20, 2009 A lot of people don’t know it, but in many states there are two alternatives to a law suit if you’re in a dispute with someone else. They are arbitration and mediation. Arbitration is what we see on television on shows like Judge Judy and The People’s Court: both cases present […]

183. Predict the next big thing

Updated May 19, 2009 I’m putting this on the Works in Progress list because I don’t know if this will be the next big thing or not. We’ll all have to wait and see. In 2006, I predicted that Gyrotonic® would be the next big workout sensation like Pilates. I predicted that we’d see infomercials […]

154. Give a rousing or moving speech

Updated January 2010 While standing up in front of a crowd does still make me a little nervous, I’m no longer shaky and uncertain while I’m standing up there. I like sharing knowledge and empowering people to do something they really want to do. Teaching can be really fun. But I’ve hardly been able to […]

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