#MicroblogMondays 4: Wish I Was There

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I am reading Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, and I have to read it slowly because it sort of hurts my heart....more

Writing Could Save Your Life

So I’m obviously a complete and utter liar since I said that I would never remind you about #MicroblogMondays again, but really, if you want to blame someone, blame Loribeth because she is the one who sent me this brilliant article. If you’re not going to click over and read it, it basically says that […] ...more

512th Friday Blog Roundup

I posted about this on Twitter and Facebook because it has been on my mind lately....more

Why We Blog

Fine, it’s far from realistic: a boy posts a story on his brand-spanking-new blog and suddenly it goes viral and donations pour in from all corners of the Internet to help them pay for their dog’s surgical bills....more

How Do You Know Your Patronus?

Last week, JK Rowling revealed the form her Patronus takes —...more

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
This is very interesting, thank you for sharing it with us.  I agree, social media can stimulate ...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