Love to Connect Online & Social Media: But What About Privacy?

I was working on an article last week about unusual marketing in public restrooms.  I posed the question to my Facebook friends asking the most unexpected place they’ve found an ad.  It was an immediate and varied response ...more

Rockin' The 2009 Teen Book Drop

One of the things that I love about books is the ability they have to take me out the present. Maybe they transport me to a the past, or the future or a place that only exists in the mind of the author and the people that read that novel. While I've luckily never had to spend more than few hours in a hospital I can't even begin to imagine how much I'd want to lose myself in a book if that wasn't the case - especially when I was in my teenage years. One amazing group of people making that happen and you can help. It's time to start rocking Teen Book Drop 2009. ...more

Excellent choice! Maybe you'll inspire a new mastermind. :)


BlogHer needs your photos for our mastheads!

The masthead on has been featuring photos of and by women in our community for about nine months. It's been a lot of fun seeing all of your faces rotating through that banner - so much fun that we've come up with a new schedule that will allow us to change the photos every Friday. But, we're going to need your help! ...more

 I uploaded mine to the Flikr group, it's under atandrade1, that's me.


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Friends and Foes in The Twitter Universe

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No More Eggs and Bread

It felt like a funeral. A local grocery store that has been around for several decades is closing next week -- yet another victim of the shattered economy. Now its employees must scramble to try to find other jobs. Meanwhile, a few shoppers are stopping in to wheel their carts around one more time and take advantage of closeout-sale prices of the few items left on the shelves.  ...more

This is really sad news.  You're right about nothing being safe or guaranteed.  It is a ...more

The Up Side of A Down Economy - Three Reasons to Celebrate

While stocks, investments, employment rates, and incomes plummet so too do our moods. It’s hard to go anywhere nowadays without being exposed to this other kind of “Economic Depression.” Its tell tale symptoms include chronic worry, bouts of frustration, and fits of doubt, all complicated by a constant underlying sense of stress. It’s enough to drive even the most optimistic of spirits into a tailspin of negativity. ...more

Help me choose a logo for my small business -

Help us pick a logo at hyperlocavore is a yardsharing community. Join hyperlocavore to find or start a yardshare or group garden in your town. CSAs and community gardens fill up fast. Organic is expensive! ...more


I  grew up with God the Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth.  Later in life I learned about Darwin and the Big Bang.  Eventually life got complicated with a mix of free will and manifest destinies until I was no longer sure anyone was in charge, including me. ...more

TechCruncher Mike Arrington says he was spit on at Davos, taking a break for a month

If there’s any media property that’s King in the tech world, it’s TechCrunch, the blog that Mike Arrington started in 2004 as a way to track other start-ups as he worked on his own (edgeio). ...more

Good points and questions, Susan.

For the record, he got spat on at the DLD (Digital, ...more

All-Pro v. Anti This and That

No rants today. I am proactive. Life is such a dynamic bowl of soup, that I like the few times when I can act instead of react. Most days (but by no means all the time!) I would rather be the paddle than the boat. I am pro-aging. Every living thing on the planet is either aging or it is dead. It is better to be over the hill than under it. I am pro-people. ...more