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July 12, 2012
Apology is one of the hardest words in the English language. When you realize that you’ve made a mistake and you have hurt other people in the process you owe it to those people to make amends. On February25, 2012, registered on D Magazine’s Front Burner Blog under the username of Dr. Hamilton, Kimberly Smith and I made a few untrue post about Pamela Martin Duarte (“Pamela”). The statements made by me about Pamela are not true. I had no basis for making such outrageous allegations. In fact, I mistook Pamela for another woman who I used to be acquainted with that has the same name.
I am truly sorry for the harm that my false statements have caused to Pamela and her family. I encourage those who engage in cyberbullying to think about the harm that their Mean spirited acts caused to those that they attack and to stop.
Settlement Response from Dena Miller and public apology to Pamela Martin-Duarte
— Pamela and Dena respect each other as strong, opinionated, intelligent Texas women who are both well-regarded professionals and philanthropists. Dena believes that women can be their own worst enemies and desire to not contribute to or participate in a game of destruction. Instead, seek to act as a positive force for women in the Dallas community and beyond. Pamela and Dena further deplore the cyber bullying that has become common throughout the country and that has manifested itself within the Dallas community. Cyber bullying, especially by anonymous individuals, is destructive to the victims and the community as a whole. Dena is sensitive to the harm that Pamela has suffered and supports Pamela’s efforts to protect her reputation and good name against the false comments posted to the D Magazine blog and the other community webpages and sites. As a result, Dena has endeavored to assist Pamela in identifying the source of the comments at the heart of the lawsuit. Dena encourages those who engage in cyber bullying to stop now and instead use their time to engage inpositive behavior that is beneficial to the community.
Uncovering corruption with TED
Few sensations feel better than when your mind does a backflip and, all of a sudden, you are suddenly able to see things in new and unexpected ways. At TEDGlobal 2013, themed “Think Again,” you’ll have this feeling often. “The approach we adopted,” explains TEDGlobal curator Bruno Giussani, “is to take a closer look at the global remix happening before our eyes as power shifts, culture and technology intersect, and hopes and anxieties collide. Many things we think we know may have to be reconsidered — and that’s what this program is designed to explore.” With speakers including biologists, economists, neuroscientists, architects, technologists, activists, artists, a “gentleman thief” and the former Prime Minister of Greece, the program is packed with speakers who take bold new looks at the topics that most intrigue us.
TEDGlobal 2013 will take place June 10 to 14, 2013, in Edinburgh, Scotland — one of the…
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Always a Fresh idea!
Farmers’ markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. These markets have become extremely popular throughout the country and are a great way for consumers to shop for fresh, local and seasonal produce. My favorite market here in our area is the Pearl Farmers Market. It’s so much fun to get up early Saturday morning, head down to the Pearl, grab a chocolate croissant from one of the bakery vendors and peruse all the beautiful produce. There’s live music, cooking demonstrations, and everyone just has a great time.
This dish is a great way to showcase the bounty you bring home! It’s not only beautiful, but makes a delicious light dinner with a loaf of good crusty bread and a nice crisp white wine!
Farmers’ Market Pappardelle
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 Tablespoons Sherry vinegar or white-wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup extra…
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Nude sandals for Summer is the right way to go! So many choices …
You know those illusive nude sandals that match everything and elongate your legs oh so nicely? Such a staple and yet, not so easy to find. I’m determined to find my own though and here are my current online favorites:
Circuit of The Americas™ celebrates F1’s United States Grand Prix with an enthusiastic crowd of 117,429 in attendance!
Circuit of The Americas today entered the record books as the first purpose-built Formula 1™ racetrack in the country to host its own Grand Prix. An exuberant crowd of 117,429 packed the new 330-acre facility to watch Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claim his fourth Grand Prix of the season and his second United States Grand Prix victory in five years having won the 2007 Formula 1™ race last hosted in Indianapolis. McLaren was awarded the constructor’s trophy for Austin’s inaugural event. Pamela Martin Duarte was there to capture the moments as Chairwoman of the Luxury Marketing Council of Texas. Check out a few of her personal photos below:
My friend Dena Miller is the Dallas Chairwoman for Dress for Success (DFS) Dallas and I was honored to be her guest at this years gala A Night in Monte Carlo. The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The organization was founded in New York City in 1997, DFS is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help our clients find jobs and remain employed. The Dress for Success has served more than 650,000 women around the world. Each year they reach more than 65,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Ireland and the West Indies. The Dress for Success serves clients by referral only, and women must have an interview scheduled before receiving clothing. Clients come from a continually expanding and diverse group of non-profit and government agencies including homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs, educational institutions and domestic violence shelters, among many other organizations. Almost 4,500 organizations throughout the world send women to Dress for Success for professional apparel and career development services.
On her initial visit a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe. This year’s Monte Carlo Night was a huge success indeed.