Extraordinary Women

Go See I Dream Too Much Debut at the Manhattan Film Festival

June 3, 2015

Go see I Dream Too Much when it debuts on opening night at the Manhattan Film Festival on June 12th. Enjoying the I Dream Too Much SWSX Premiere We are so excited that this fantastic film, which we covered in a recent post, will now be screening in our area.  You might remember that we really enjoyed attending the premiere at SXSW in Austin in March, where we not only met the cast but also connected with screenwriter Katie Cokinos, producer Jay Thames and executive producer Rick Linklater (who also produced the Oscar-nominated feature Boyhood). Send to Kindle

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Check Out I Dream Too Much: A Film for Women by Women

March 16, 2015

Check out I Dream Too Much, a film for women by women and the debut of the movie production company Pantheon of Women (POW).  I Dream Too Much, written by Houston writer Katie Cokinos and Executive Produced by Rick Linklater (Boyhood), will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, today.  We are so excited to attend the initial screening! While we were living in Houston, we had the pleasure of meeting Alicia Goodrow, one of the founders of POW, through a mutual friend.  Local Houston, in fact, just honored Alicia Goodrow, along with her co-founders Donna Cole and Deborah Kainer, who together launched […]

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If Not Now, When: On-line Learning

February 19, 2015

 Photo Credit: Steve Johnson/Flickr If Not Now, When: On-line Learning Welcome to guest blogger, Kristina Bicher, one of our first good friends in our hometown.  Kristina Bicher is a poet and mom living in the New York metropolitan area.  She has published a chapbook, Just Now Alive, and numerous poems in literary journals, as well as a recent article in The Atlantic on on-line learning.  Thanks to Kristina for the wonderful post on the latest innovation in education: on-line courses. Send to Kindle

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#Take5minutes4breastcancer Video Challenge

October 31, 2014

A Breast Cancer Tribute Organized by Our Local Boys Soccer Teams As part of their campaign during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Sole Ryeders & Friends has introduced the #Take5minutes4breastcancer Video Challenge.  This is such a beautiful tribute to raise money for such an important cause! Send to Kindle

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Two Extraordinary Writers Who Inspire

October 21, 2014

Text Me, Love Mom by Candace Allan We were honored recently to host a reading for Two Extraordinary Writers Who Inspire other women to find their voice.  Over 50 women attended our “Wine and Women of Words” evening.  The highlight of this get-together was readings from Candace Allan, who has just published the memoir Text Me, Love Mom, from Iguana Books, and Kristina Bicher, who has published a poetry chapbook, Just Now Alive, from Finishing Line Press. The goal of this evening was about empowering women to find their voice by hearing from two women who had done just that and in different […]

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An Extraordinary Way to Give Back to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan: # StepForward

September 19, 2014

A few months ago we wrote about our close friend Lizza Clark and local students raising money for Typhoon Haiyan Victims. Now another dear friend is supporting this important cause in an extraordinary way.  Christine Duque has helped to create an Extraordinary Way to Give Back to her home country.  Born in the Philippines, Christine came to the United States at the age of 15 to study opera at Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  After graduating from college, she initially pursued a career as a singer and worked with various young artists’ programs, singing professionally at prestigious venues and with such acclaimed […]

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An Extraordinary Cause: Heart Care International

August 21, 2014

An extraordinary cause, Heart Care International was started 20 years ago by a group of extraordinary individuals, including our dear and very generous friends Courtney and Chris Combe, who regularly give back to our local Tri-State community.  We feel so honored to know them and so appreciate their introducing us to Heart Care International, which helps children born with heart defects in developing countries (primarily Latin America so far) by providing life-saving heart procedures. With both a long line of doctors in our family and past experience in the medical community, healthcare causes have always been near and dear to our hearts (click […]

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An Easy Skin Care Routine for Busy Working Women

July 10, 2014

An easy skin care routine for busy working women is what we every one of us needs! As we mention all too frequently in our posts, we barely have time to take care of ourselves while balancing our family and our job and trying to maintain a social life, too.  Recently, at a girls’ night out with dear friends, we began to brainstorm about some of our favorite skin care routines that we find help keep those dreaded wrinkles at bay.  You all know how we love to analyze and research our tech, travel and sports, so why not our […]

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