Luanne Sanders Bradley

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Luanne Sanders Bradley

I'm a design contributor to Dwell.com so check out my recent series on the history of sustainable architecture - post modern buildings that weren't about anything but looking pretty through the strides being made by today's greatest visionaries. I also served as West Coast Editor of ecosalon.com where I spent the past four years putting the site on the map and writing about culture and design - at times in my pajamas since I work at home and that's how I roll. I'm just about done folks with my red carpet novel which I know will be optioned into a film and I will be famously famous. Did I mention I ascribe to positive visualization? Sure, that's how I landed my job at CNN back in the day. I sat in a remote newsroom in Altoona and watched CNN on the overhead screen and saw myself there, day after tedious day in Keystone Country. A happy day is writing a piece for Divine Caroline and Examiner.com, simply because I can. I've been writing for a long, long time and mostly pride myself on substantive pieces covering our world, from the education revolution (a.k.a. Race to Nowhere) to the horrors and rewards of online dating and how to get a pug to go on a diet when its mistress is an emotional fresser. I have been contributing to Divine Caroline for several years, and also produce content for Alternet, Examiner, Dwell and other digital media. I fully realize web sites live in the vapors and often disappear in thin air, but the genre is the Tao for now, and I'm on board. On a personal note, I'm passionate about mid-century architecture and Eichler homes and Sixties dresses, and believe we should ascribe to modernist reductionist values. I loathe green sites that peddle products rather than true process and feel second hand is the way to go to truly be sustainable. Speaking of an oldie that's a goody, I met the love of my life online and at times, I'm ashamed to admit it because I was supposed to have been fixed up, but we all know, that never happens anymore. Also, I have two gorge teen daughters who are obsessed with posting photos on Facebook and getting LIKES by friends. They are the two best things I've ever done in my life.

Stories by Luanne Sanders Bradley

You have $150 to blow on an hour of working out the knots one way or another. Do you face up to your demons and submit to a frank, tete-a-tete with a...
Are you sick to death of hearing the drone of your own broken record, chiding your lovable slouchers for marking every room with their messes? I...
Let's face it all of you moms who'd rather be practicing your impossible golf swings and you Sweet Sixteens who'd rather be texting while...
Lurking in my Yahoo mailbox between the onslaught of invasive Spam (poop du jour) and sensationalized news bits (scoop du jour), I discover a perky...
They view me through the harsh, fiercely critical lenses of hormonally imbalanced teenagers when encountering their mom sitting at her computer in...
The option to build a car abounds on every vehicle website. You take the ride from selecting the car model, options, exterior and interior color, to...
The quest for a new top is something I knew very well as a teen, forcing my mother to drive me to Contempo Casuals at Topanga Plaza, where mile-long...
Lured by my best friend’s flattened, middle-age tummy, I returned to Bikram (heated) yoga this week for a $20 new-student fee that includes all...
You scan Craigslist for that great writing or editing job you so badly need to pay your mounting bills. You see the ideal listing, one requiring an...
In the early seventies, my parents hopped on the bus to fiberville, leaving behind Swanson frozen dinners and Sunday morning deli. Enter, eight...
I don’t like to be ordered to hop on the scale. Never have. I hated it at ten when my Camp JCA bus stopped to let us out to weigh us by the...
I blame it in part on an article in the San Francisco Chronicle exposing my hood as one of the best undiscovered haunts for Halloween trick-or-...
Most of us are pretty susceptible to the Swine Flu since we cannot run and hide from other people and germs, but when you are a nail biter you are at...
Back when my oldest daughter was preparing to skip third grade, the head of school assured me the challenges ahead would prepare my daughter for...
Many girls growing up today in America ask themselves the very same question: If I were a Disney princess, which princess would I be? They can...

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