Social Media Makes Me More Creative and Less Productive

I'll admit it; the more I use social media the less productive I seem to get.  At the same time, the more I use social media, the deeper I think, the more creative I get, and the more connected I feel.  So... sort of a catch-22.  Social media both detracts and enhances my life. I work from home, on a computer, so it is too easy to keep checking email, glancing at Facebook, and peeking at my Twitter stream.  I used to spend those moments when I was trying to figure out a plot line in a book lying quietly on the sofa, thinking.  Now I am much more likely to skim some status updates while I try to work out the literary situation in my mind. ...more
Rita Arens I don't know if I have the patience to write long hand :-)  But I am thinking of ...more

#MicroblogMondays 3: Makes Me Happy

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* We watch Doctor Who every Saturday night, and Sunday morning, I go on the blogs and see what other people thought of the episode....more

Three Times Forms a Habit

I recently downloaded an app that gives me 17 options for wave sounds....more

511th Friday Blog Roundup

I can’t even… Fine, I will. The most offensive quotes from Time magazine’s “Why Not Having Kids Makes Some People Crazy” (beyond the title itself) are thankfully all crowded in the beginning of the article, such as, “So it’s not just whether they had kids that made people depressed or content, it’s how badly they […] ...more

Things Biz Stone Told Me (Part Three)

This is that sandwich effect you always read about....more

Things Biz Stone Told Me (Part Two)

If you missed the first post, I didn’t actually speak to Biz Stone....more

Everything You Need to Know about the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Despite a fairly disastrous livestream of today's Apple event (broken video and lots of time staring at colourful bars), we're here to tell you about the new Apple products coming out this fall.  The new iPhone will launch on September 19th (with preorders starting on the 12th), and with it comes a new operating system, iOS8. Here's everything you need to know about the new iPhones... yes, plural... as well as the new product, the Apple Watch. ...more
I sure will be!! I love apple and cannot wait for a new phone. I've had my 4s for awhile now and ...more

Things Biz Stone Told Me (Part One)

I didn’t actually sit down and have a conversation with Biz Stone, but I read his book Things a Little Bird Told Me....more

#MicroblogMondays 2: Dye My Hair

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I was walking with a woman I barely know when she said, “Did you know that your hair is two colours?”...more

Tomorrow is #MicroblogMonday

I’m not going to write a post like this every Sunday, but it seemed fitting while trying to start a routine to post something one day ahead of time....more