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Day 50 — What to Wear

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Day 50 — What to Wear

ANN’S NOTE: A bit of shameless promotion: Stay strong and survive the recession with the essential T-Shirt that shows your support for millions of girls on the brink. Made of 100% cotton. Get yours for $13.95 at Recession Junction, our exclusive distributor. I revisited the clothes in my closet today. It reminded me of cleaning […]

Day 48 — Trade Winds

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Day 48 — Trade Winds

I’ve said this before, the recession has forced me to live with my ex. We’re both jobless, for nearly seven months, and can’t afford separate places to live since our divorce. It would be easier if we didn’t have two small children, ages 9 and 11, to keep safe, fed and warm, or so it […]

Day 47 — Valueless Networking

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Day 47 — Valueless Networking

ANN’S NOTE: Finding yourself often means looking back on your life. I looked back on this trip, but I’m not going to write about it now—too reflective and emotional at this moment except for an entry tomorrow. For today, I will hand off to you an entry that was the genesis of Girl On the […]

Day 46 — Sails Away

Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Day 46 — Sails Away

On the media boats, taking in the sailboats on Saturday morning—kickoff to Antigua Sailing Week.

Day 45 — Sojana, an Ocean Beauty

Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Day 45 — Sojana, an Ocean Beauty

Low clouds push over the mountains of Guadeloupe this morning. The anchor is dropped until we begin the ocean race back to Antigua, the first in the ocean series race during during Sailing Week. A crew of 14, my photographer and I sailed from Falmouth Harbor the night before on Sojana, a Farr designed 115-foot […]

Siren Sailing Call

Friday, April 24, 2009

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Girl On the Brink Adventure [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Antigua Sailing Week Theme Song: Maroon 5’s My Ocean Blue

Day 44 — Finding Spirit

Friday, April 24, 2009

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Day 44 — Finding Spirit

The sun comes early in Antigua, and so do the roosters, crowing. Baby breezes and a gentle sun. A new day. Coffee. Food. Electricity. Cell phone problems. Couldn’t find the bilge but took a shower anyway. I bailed the water out with a cup and an empty black trash can. My girlfriend and I slept […]

Day 43 — Surviving

Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Day 43 — Surviving

You should listen to my theme song as you read today’s post. [podcast]http://www.girlonthebrink.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/myblueocean.mp3[/podcast] Antigua Sailing Week Theme Song: Maroon 5’s My Ocean Blue My trip to Antigua—all fantasy, all fun. Yes, that’s part of it. But there’s another reason I’m going. I want to show up my ex boyfriend—a die hard sailor whom I hope […]

Date 42 — Have Job, Will Fly

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Date 42 — Have Job, Will Fly

My 9-year-old son remarked today that I spend half my day “underground.” That is true. I have chosen to remain in the basement apartment since I let my ex back into the house because he couldn’t afford the apartment he was living in. We were supposed to trade off living in the main part of […]

41 1/2 — On the Job, On the Prowl Advice

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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41 1/2 — On the Job, On the Prowl Advice

Drawing analogies, as thin as they might be, is something I pride myself on. Take, for example, the analogy of preparing for a job interview and a date. Before a job interview, I print out extra copies of my resume and work samples. I also find out as much as I can about a company […]

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