Is Finding Balance All It's Cracked Up to Be?

I've seen a lot of posts lately on blogs or in comment threads discussing "finding balance." "How do you find balance as a blogger?" "How do you balance your work and family life?" "How balanced is your social media vs. face-to-face interaction with people?" ...more
Almost always when I hear the phrase finding your balance, my brain seems to shut down. the ...more

How to Protect Your Information Online from Hackers

It's a crazy world out there when it comes to information theft. Hackers don’t care if you are a nice person. Hackers don't even care if you have a "small blog" when they want to take over your space. If you offer them the opportunity to be inside of your precious virtual world, they won’t hesitate and they will leave a serious mess behind. I spent hours fixing my email account and Facebook account after being hacked, and sadly I lost some friends along the way. At the end of my giant headache, I promised to myself it not only won’t happen again, but that I'd pass my hard-won lessons along. So here some useful tips that I use everyday. There is no 100% anti-hacker system, but these tips will at least allow you to feel a little more in control of your information, blog, and accounts. ...more

Imaginary Shopping Trip #2

Catfish

My first year in Second Life was amazing. The first person I became friends with, Reya, took me under her wing and taught me how to use the design tools. We explored different sims together, told each other our secrets, and even rented land together next to her good friend Vollmar. Now Vollmar had created this fricking amazing sim next door, a huge warehouse filled with staging equipment. Yes, I said that correctly. Virtual staging equipment that is used for larger events inside the game....more

Degrees of Separation

After that, things went downhill quickly at work. I mean, within weeks. The Dentistry “event” that kept getting deferred in planning finally came upon us, with no real curriculum. It was used, along with the silly “t-shirt” incident, as ammo against me during a performance review....more

Facebook The New Town Square

FACEBOOK THE NEW TOWN SQUARE ...more

Second Life - Part Four

Yes, I know. My story is a bit wooden. Pardon the pun. I’ve tried to take as much emotion out of it, and it looks like I may have succeeded.  I keep hearing the Universe “tell your story with love” – “let love be in your heart” –Uh huh, cause that’s what they were thinking of. Whoever it was, that decided I would be their fall girl. "We want you to die … with love."Anyhoo, back to the story....more

Online Dating for Trolls

What happens when two trolls of the opposite sex attempt online dating?  Hilarity and vulgarity ensue:    Genie, ...more

10% off at Urban Outfitters!

Urban Outfitters is offering a special discount code to readers & shoppers in their affiliate network!...more

Online Life vs. Offline Life

Q. How much of the day are you plugged in? Do you consciously set aside offline time, or does it happen whenever it happens?A. I check my e-mail and Facebook every morning and before I go to bed.  When the kids are in school, I limit my online connections to about an hour a day.  This blog took about twenty  minutes. The rest of the day I prefer to get chores and shopping done. ...more