Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek
Advocate for Elders, People
with Disabilities
and Their Families

Links to other people's websites or blogs that I find interesting

Personal Favorites, Fitness, Fun and Games, Shopping

Personal Favorites (Misc.):
Personal Links
(Get to know me outside the office)

Networking Sites:

Blog Blog
Facebook Facebook
Linked In Linked In
Twitter Twitter
Aging Pro Aging Pro
Law link
Avvo Avvo

Meet the Elite

My Favorites:
Book Reviews
  Favorite Quotes
  Movie Reviews
  Music Reviews


Family Matters &
Personal Insights



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Patti's Comment: This is the coolest thing!

Angela Carson Photography
Nationally renowned family and children’s photographer Angela Carson is publishing a limited edition coffee table book of newborn baby portraits to benefit the Just for Kids Children's Foundation. Angela began this project because of her strong passion for children and her deep desire to give back to the community that has been so good to her for over twenty years.
Just for Kids is a Michigan-based charity supporting the patients and families being treated at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. The Just for Kids foundation is driven by a singular purpose; replace the pain with a smile, if only for a while.

Patti's Comment: Angela is a lifelong friend and I recommend her to all!

Carl Hiaasen (Satirical novelist) - Patti's Comments: I just love him!

Carl's Friends: – This is the official home page of the late Warren Zevon, a rock n' roll legend who was a close friend. – As every Parrothead knows, this is the official home page of Jimmy Buffett, another great friend and fishing companion of mine. – Wil wrote and directed the movie version of "Hoot." He's also a mordantly funny stand-up comedian, an expert pilot and a good friend. – Based in San Francisco, this is the country's foremost environmental law organization, leading many of the important court battles against the Bush Administration. – This conservation group assists sportfishing guides in the Florida Keys who become sick or disabled, and also provides scholarships to Monroe County students who wish to pursue studies in marine biology or other ocean sciences. – The mission of the Everglades Foundation is to promote and support the restoration of the remaining Everglades, which continues to be strangled by pollution, overdevelopment and misguided flood-control policies. – Partners In Health is a pioneering force in global medicine, establishing life-saving clinics in remote parts of Haiti, Peru, Mexico and Rwanda. The Harvard-affiliated group and its founders, Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, were featured in Tracy Kidder's compelling book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains."

Random House – Carl's publisher.

Collision Six
Patti's Comment: This is my niece's band. Rock On!

Customer Service Details for Companies A-Z
To talk to real people in Customer Services.
Patti's Comment: Do you hate voice mail hell?? Then this is for you...

Ed Blondin's Blog
This is my dear friend Ed's blog. In fact, my veggie garden is featured!

Family Travel Gear
Specializing in products to assist families traveling with kids.

Hortulus Gardens (Ed Blondin)
A niche company serving residential and commercial clients in southeastern Michigan.

Junk Mail:
   Catalog Choice. A free service that lets you reduce unwanted mail and choose how you hear from brands.
   Dramatically Reduce Junk Mail in 3 Easy Steps. (The Consumerist - 7/11/09) (contains links to other services)

Lawn Graphiks
Lawn Graphiks specializes in designing and placing anything you can imagine on your lawn. From the logo of your local high school football team to an announcement of a new baby to the family, we have done it all. It is a great way to support your high school athlete and show your pride in any team. "Go Blue", "Go Wolves", "Dragons #50", "Welcome Home Nate!", "Happy Birthday Sally", the possibilities are truly endless.

My Horse University
An online learning community developed by world-renowned experts.

National Assn. of Baby Boomer Women
The only association devoted to addressing issues concerning 38 million of the healthiest, wealthiest, and best educated generation of women to ever hit boomer women.

Stuck on My Story
A free brainstorming service for fiction writers.

Tax Girl
"Because paying taxes is painful...but reading about them shouldn't be." I especially enjoyed the "Top Ten Tax Stories of 2008: The World According to taxgirl."

Time Goes By
What it's really like to get older...
Patti's Comment: This blog is really so well done.

Wine Lovers Page
I particularly like the 30 Second Wine Advisor.

Winsondominic's Weblog

Leah V. Fitness (my personal trainer)
Patti's Comment: Thanks to the pain and torture expert, Leah Veprauskas, for sharing the following information:
Dining Out Guide
Fast Food Guide

Map My Run
A social athletic community that enables all levels of runners, cyclists, walkers, tri-athletes, hikers and fitness enthusiasts to track every detail of their physical activity.
Fun and Games:
Bubble Wrap Pop
This is fun and great for getting out frustration when the dvd player breaks, and one runs out of cheetos.

Angie's List
Find high quality service companies and health care professionals in over 500 categories.
Get free shipping codes to use for online shopping.
Fun ideas, half-price tickets, member reviews, and everything you need for great nights out.

Grandma Purple
Purple products with pizzazz.

Coupons - enter your city and get deals for discounts.

Passion for Purple
A favor and gift for every occasion.
A collective buying site with an exclusive deal every day from a local business looking to attract new customers.

The Purple Store
For people who love purple and those who shop for them.
Specializes in top quaglity discount tickets to the biggest events on tour, including college basketball and Broadway shows.