What can museums learn from the decline of American newspapers?

I address today's post to those who work in nonprofits, but most especially museums. Still, I think many cultural institutions and businesses would benefit from taking a closer look at the decline of the American newspaper. ...more

I find it interesting that you're making a direct comparison to museums.  Why choose this ...more

BusyMom Tips & Ideas

A light-hearted practical look at running a family, with tips and useful ideas to make the hectic life of parenting a little easier and a lot more fun.   ...more

Memo To Museum: Chicks Do Rock

Memo To Museum: Chicks do Rock Posted by:  ...more

Well it's not going to kill you

I am totally confused. I was just trying to get my regular blog winecat.typepad.com listed and I ended up here HELP!  ...more

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Oprah Is Why The French Hate Us

Oprah has been on television for more than 20 years, and within that time, she has failed educate her fans on anything more than superficial fads in diet, culture, and politics. As of today, Oprah has not once interviewed or educated her fat and frivolous fan with an educational retrospect on ballet, opera ( nd Potts the tenor doesn't count) painters, poets, or sculptor...no artist what so ever. Musicians were not featured unless they already grabbed an Emmy or were about to. And if you thought I forgot about Maya Angelou, you are wrong!! ...more

I never thought I would see somebody criticise the great Oprah. Well done I quite agree, even ...more

Peace Corps Volunteer Murdered in Benin

The volunteer, Kate Puzey was a 24-year-old living in Benin, West Africa. Last week on Thursday morning, friends found her dead outside of her house in the village of Badjoude where she was posted as an English teacher. It is believed that she was murdered, although, I haven't found more details than what's in this article at Finding Dulcinea. The official news is that she died sometime the night before she was found. --Gadling ...more

What a tragedy! I can only imagine her parents' grief.  I hope that they get the answers that ...more

Budgeting for Fun

I've always been something of a cheap hedonist.  If it's going to break the bank, or it's not fun, why do it?  Yet, in this economy, I have been cutting back - on everything, including my fun money.  Instead of buying discounted movie tickets through my work, I downgraded my Netflix to two videos a month and started relying on my library card.  I'm learning to cook and always bring my lunch to work. ...more

Hey Shannon,

Great tips!  Sometimes, a little planning will help us save a long ...more

Happies (trip part 1)

So I meant to do this update a couple of weeks ago but between being sick and letting it all sink in i haven't had the chance. ...more

Eco-nomical savings at Whole Foods, museums, stovetops, and more

Environmentalists get stereotyped a lot -- either as stinky hippies on the one end, or eco-snobs on the other. Of course, most of us fall somewhere in the middle, like most people. We wanna live well and happily -- on limited funds. ...more

Neither did I! Of course, I've been known to eat an entire cantaloupe in one sitting -- so ...more

Lines on My Face- Meditations on Matisse and Halsman

by Shelley Singer ...more