Deb

I'm a 50 something "jill of all trades" who has worked in education, publishing, consulting and industry while keeping myself sane with crafting in my free time. Today? blogging and conference wrangling. Tomorrow?

Handling CSA Stress

"Is it almost over?"The weary words of my partner, asking plaintively when the CSA madness will end. "Just five and half more weeks," I say, "and then we can go out to a restaurant once again, like normal people."...more
I just started a farm share box (mine comes year round) that offers enough fruit and vegetables ...more

Gapgate Fatigue: How Outraged Are You?

Are you outraged? Should you be? I don't know about you, but I'm starting to think that I should, all of the time, and I have to tell you that lately I'm a little overwhelmed by it. Do you know what I'm talking about? Does this happen to you? That there's a weekly-daily-hourly insinuation or a direct statement that I'm supposed to be outraged about something that has been written, spoken or implied, either on the news, in a blog post or (please, oh please no) at a conference or other in-person meet-up. ...more

Yes, I've felt the ever-growing drama and angst and become so very tired of it. I have found ...more

BlogHer '10: What I'm Packing

Are you caught up in the frenzy of worry about what to wear to BlogHer '10? Well worry no more -- I'm here to tell you what I'll be wearing. I'm serving as a guide of sorts as to what you might like to throw in your suitcase for a summertime trip to New York City. In August. Where you'll spend half of your time outdoors, melting. And the other half of your time, indoors wondering if a blizzard is on its way. ...more

I'm not much of a jacket/sweater gal- always skwirm to take them off then put them on. So I'm ...more

Wall of Shameless Fame? Huggies Jean Diaper Commercial (VIDEO)

Move out of the way, Lane Bryant and Tim Tebow: The commercial for the newest Huggies product has ignited quite the controversy ... a jean-diaper-wearing, chic-baby-having, poop-referencing controversy at that. ...more

I honestly expected it to end with:

He is the most interesting baby in the world.

It ...more

Vuvuzelas Cause World Cup Buzz

It's been a busy first week of the FIFA World Cup. Host nation South Africa's team Bafana celebrated scoring the first goal of the month-long competition in what would end up a 1-1 tie against Mexico. The United States and England also tied 1-1 in a first matchup that ignited serious (if somewhat belated) post-colonial competition. And I'm guessing you've heard about the vuvuzelas. ...more

I cannot stand the constant drone of those damn horns. It has made me NOT want to watch the ...more

The Handmaid's Tale, The Time-Traveler's Wife: Why Real Book Lovers Read Science Fiction

Familiar, comfy titles that are literary bestsellers from the past 20 or so years: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Road, Never Let Me Go, Oryx and Crake, The Time Traveler’s Wife -- these are ALL works of science fiction. ...more

Handmaid's Tale is a tough read. Not an overly tough plot or language. But the ideas of this ...more

The Handmaid's Tale, The Time-Traveler's Wife: Why Real Book Lovers Read Science Fiction

Familiar, comfy titles that are literary bestsellers from the past 20 or so years: The Handmaid’s Tale, The Road, Never Let Me Go, Oryx and Crake, The Time Traveler’s Wife -- these are ALL works of science fiction. ...more

SciFi is my favorite genre (and I mean scifi and not fantasy). I LOVE that authors look at our ...more

: Going to be honest: don't like that layout at all. I may be a visual person. I may like pictures. But I need first sentences.
: Going to be honest: don't like that layout at all. I may be a visual person. I may like pictures. But I need first sentences.
: Going to be honest: don't like that layout at all. I may be a visual person. I may like pictures. But I need first sentences.