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September 16, 2017 – 2:31 am

In this insightful gem, journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; meditation; creative mindfulness strategies and more. Cravings: A Zen-inspired memoir about sensual pleasures, freedom from dark places, and living and eating with abandon (Say Yes Press). Edition Two (Mouth Orgasm edition) published August 2017 (ISBN 9780996820523 paperback; ISBN 9780996820523 eBook).

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Laos travel 18: Mekong two-day slow-boat and Pakbeng

August 6, 2016 – 12:08 pm
Slow boat mom and kids.

In Laos on the Mekong slow boat to Pakbeng, there’s a boy of maybe eight. His mom makes sure he has an afternoon nap and later, it is he who helps his dad with the landings. This is their life. Their business. Their survival strategy. We are passing through, each of us on our own paths, living our lives; ours dissecting theirs for this brief intersection of time. The engine putters. We pass inpenatrable jungle and hide-away settlements.

Thailand travel 17. Life and death in Chiang Khong by the Mekong

August 5, 2016 – 8:59 am
Temple Chiang Khong, Thailand.

We leave Chiang Khong for the Laos border crossing. By the time we get on the tuc-tuc buses, backpacks on the roof, a little group of three French women journos, a Japanese man who will join me for buffalo for dinner at the Pakbeng overnight stop, a French pair, a Dutch pair, an Australian couple, a Mexican man and myself have all done some bonding.

Thailand travel 16. Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong and the Mekong

August 4, 2016 – 11:25 am
Chiang Rai flower market scene.

Snap some shots at a Chiang Rai flower market. Head back to pick up bags from The North hotel. Then 90 seconds to the Chiang Rai bus depot. A red bus this time. Local “milk train” bus. Three tiny ceiling fans. I head for the long back seat so I can put my backpacks in the large open area between me and the regular double row of double seats.

Thailand travel 12. Solo travel for women and boomers

August 3, 2016 – 10:15 am
Chiang Rai coffee shop.

Many people travel with someone who is not fun to be with because they feel they cannot travel alone. And many people don’t travel because they don’t have the right (or wrong) person to travel with.

And that’s a real shame…

Thailand travel 10. To market, to market in Chiangmai and boomer no-buy joy

August 2, 2016 – 10:00 pm
Talat Warorot Saturday prduce.

Walk down my side of the Ping River to upscale coffee shops and arty places. At some point across the Ping to Talat Warorot, which I now know is Chiangmai’s oldest and most famous market. Right next door to Talat Ton Lam Yai, which is the city’s fresh flower market.

Thailand travel 8. Upward (literally) and onward to Chiangmai

August 2, 2016 – 1:09 am
Wat Chedi Luang, Chiangmai.

The swashbuckling mystery man from the tow path near Oxford writes, the night before I fly out: “You going to Thailand? On a whim? For four weeks? Wow. Well, if you find yourself in Chiang Mai or Chiangmai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Mai , you might want to look into the ‘monk’s chat’ option. You go talk to a monk at a monastery. It’s so they can practice their English.”

My backpack, my daughter and me: Part 1

July 11, 2015 – 10:54 pm
Award-winning story Bay Area Travel Writers.

We set off on our European summer backpacking vacation one warm and sunny winter afternoon late in May. My daughter was 13. I was 30-something. We flew from Durban to London via Nairobi and found from the very beginning that learning while on the move is easier than ABC. Things are there all the time, waiting to be noticed, grasped and stored away in the memory with minimum effort.

Accessible websites give light where there was darkness

July 27, 2013 – 1:59 pm
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Developer’s focus is accessible standards-compliant WCAG 2.0 AA quality HTML5 Magento and WordPress themes.
By Wanda Hennig
When Bay Area web developer …

The Top 10 List from Bea Fields ‘Wild West of Blog Marketing’

February 12, 2013 – 1:21 am
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Persistence and regular blogging are key to SEO success and effectively marketing your business, leadership coach and social media / …

Inspiring quotes from Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

October 6, 2011 – 3:18 am
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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is …