The Parenting Call That Didn't Work Out

Last week, Kansas City got hit with a whopper of a snowstorm. We saw video of drivers forced to stop on major interstates and abandon their cars -- on pretreated roads. Kansas City is no stranger to snowstorms, but the snow was falling so fast we literally couldn't keep up. School had been called off the night before, but for the first time in my memory, the emergency daycare called all the parents to say they were closing, too, and please come get your kid. Good luck to you if you were one of those drivers stuck on the Interstate. Fast forward to today -- another major storm is on the way, and because of conflicting predictions of when the weather would start, I decided to keep my daughter home this morning even though school is in session....more
Thats the spirit. She can catch up anytime. But Honey booboo? Unforgivable. more

Leading a Double Life Online and Offline

I recently made a new friend, and one of my thoughts was "when do I tell her about my blog?" It's not a secret, but it also isn't something I necessarily lead with. Still it can make me feel sometimes as if I treat my presence in the online world as I would a spy cover. ...more
Like others, i didn't hide it. Since I did most of my writing on company time, I sure wasn't ... more

What Exactly IS the Average Sized Woman?

This post has been in my head for a few months now. Thanks to Bren over at My Girly Parts for reminding me to get it out. What size do you consider to be “average” when it comes to women? 4? 6? 10? 12? 14? First, let’s look at the definition of “average” according to Wikipedia: ...more
Why do you care? And Dads have no impact? more

Why and How to Truncate a Blog Feed

If you're worried about content scrapers, truncating your feed is a good idea. It allows a blog to have an rss feed so blog readers can follow along from their favourite reader program, but it discourages spam blogs from taking your content and running it on their blog. Home Stories A 2 Z explains why and how to truncate your feed. Make sure you don't skip her comment section which contains even more information for truncating your feed. ...more
What Celeste said. more

2007 - the Year in Pets

Edit, 12/24/2007: Before we get started, and as long as you promise to come back, hie thee to the Loving Pet Owners Rule:Merry Christmas Open Thread. Really, it's good - currently 14,266 photos of rabbits, horses, cats and dogs (of course) and who knows who else, from people who are clearly just a little bit fond of their pets and want to share it with the (Flickring) world. Here's a note from the administrator: ...more

Unabashed self-promotion:
A blog dedicated to our best friends... in cones. Dogs With ... more

Boomer Memories of Macrame and Mr. Ed

Baby Boomers. We started showing up in 1945 and kept rolling off the conveyor belt until 1964. There's 78 million of us, 28% of the American population. We are a huge tribe. We are the target of marketeers. We are running for president. We are in your face. We are everywhere. Everywhere except the blogosphere. At least, that's what I thought until recently. ...more

I read Ron regularly in my RSS. more

Boomer Memories of Macrame and Mr. Ed

Baby Boomers. We started showing up in 1945 and kept rolling off the conveyor belt until 1964. There's 78 million of us, 28% of the American population. We are a huge tribe. We are the target of marketeers. We are running for president. We are in your face. We are everywhere. Everywhere except the blogosphere. At least, that's what I thought until recently. ...more

Hi,
Stop by my place and check my blogroll if you would like. I have a few more boomer ... more

A Parallel Internet

Suppose you'd been living in America for the last 15 years and just found out who Hillary Clinton is. That's the way I feel about National LambdaRail. I've been moving around in the tech and education worlds for a long time, but I'd never heard of this. I'm suffering from a sense of "how could I not know about this?" ...more

Thanks, I didn't know about nlr until I read your post.
This is where I think the internet ... more

Wallstrip.com Stock Culture Meets Pop Culture with Lindsay Campbell

http://wallstrip.com analyzes stocks at their all time high. Lindsay Campbell is a gem of a host. Bright, articulate, and fun. It's a vlog of the prime kind. ...more

Seems that everybody is playing this close to the vest at this point. Nobody is talking! more

Is Your Laptop Having A HotFlash?

Among the many problems that my computer was suffering from last week, turns out it was having serial hotflashes-- a condition I was totally unaware laptops experienced. Fortunately there is a treatment available--unfortunately most people aren't aware of it. ...more

I have a fan thingy like you describe. Since I am a recline-o-blogger, I actually have the ... more

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