All posts by Jill Hofer

Planned Parenthood by the Numbers

What percentage of Planned Parenthood services are abortions? Three percent. THREE percent. One little number… one HUGE argument. Zealots on one side, grasping for 300 ways to vilify. Planned Parenthood health care providers and supporters of choice, on the other. Saving lives (and millions of taxpayer’s dollars), WHILE fending off attacks over a number. It’s a distraction. A tactic to create a useless, cyclical argument, eroding credibility and creating a shadow of doubt. It .

Nice Jewelry of Burning Man

#Friendspiration and Burning Man The photo above features my Nice peace sign with Kenn Kushner, THE maker of this AMAZING work. I’m among the dusty lucky, I come from a cohesive home camp at Burning Man called Bad Idea. We’re a camp nestled within Silicon Village (yes, its a take off on Silicon Valley Lots of Bay Burners makes for smart, creative, big brain big heart village). As for my Burning Man extracurriculars… I was  a Fire .

My Martinesta

Jewelry can be an amulet, a talisman, a personal symbol. It can also be deeply rooted in lifestyle, lore and culture. The bracelet featured here is a Martinista. This jewelry fun fact came to me in a long, random chain of events for which I am eternally grateful. As it turns out, the events leading to my Martinesta make a pretty good  tip list for a Nice life. Set dreams and make them reality. Go .

Nice Father, Nice Fathers Day

Chip off the old block… Celebrating my Dad this Fathers Day, seen here with his 1959 Mercury Montclair. On the photo is his first piece of jewelry, a childhood signet ring that fits my size 4 ring finger like a charm. There’s nothing like jewelry with a story and a sentimental history. In honor of my own dear old Dad on  this hallowed and sentimental Father’s Day, I’ll indulge in a story from my Americana Childhood. I .

Mothers Day – You Are My Sunshine

Happy Mothers Day, Nice People Back when I started A Nice World (back in the 1900s…) the idea of losing my Mom was unthinkable. I felt such a sickening sympathy for the “Motherless on Mother’s Day,” I created an alternative Mother’s Day card just for them. It was a treat to see ONE card acknowledging the situation with a little respect. levity and celebration. Over a decade later, and for the second year in a row, I’m in my own target market for .