Blogging Advice: Write to One Reader

I grew up mostly carrying on conversations with one person....more

Show Up and Write

This is what I do. I show up. Even when I don’t feel like writing, I sit down and write ....more

816th Issue of the LFCA

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership ....more

How Will Our Children Survive the Zombie Apocalypse if They Don’t Have Home Ec?

When I was in middle school, I took Home Economics (lovingly abbreviated to Home Ec)....more

507th Friday Blog Roundup

I want a secret treasure room. It doesn’t even need to be a secret. It could be a completely-out-in-the-open treasure room ....more

Violently Uncomfortable Meghan McCain Talks About Artificial Wombs

Meghan McCain doesn’t like the idea of artificial wombs. She doesn’t like the idea of wombs outside a woman’s body. She doesn’t like scientists “messing with embryos.” (For those utilizing IVF, I’m sure you weren’t aware of this, but “messing” is the clinical term for what embryologists do with your gametes.) She doesn’t like people […] ...more

What if You Can't Unplug? Being Productive While Still Checking Social Media

In a few weeks, my kids will return to school and I will get back to work.  Sure, I've been working all summer, but at a much lighter load.  In the fall, things will pick up again, and I will have to find the discipline to tear myself away from email, social media accounts, and blogs for a few hours a day lest I get nothing accomplished. Do me a favour and help me by not posting so many good thoughts online that I can't help reading.  Re-entry is always rough. ...more
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Fighting for Attention Online

Image: Aurelie via Flickr I read a line today in a friend’s Facebook status that stuck with me: “fighting for attention online.” Yes, the Internet is an infinite space, but attention is a finite resource....more

Robin Williams

Josh told me about Robin Williams while I was in the middle of cooking dinner. I spent most of the time that I was stirring the sauce thinking about his children. Then I thought about the Mork suspenders I wore in elementary school, and how I got bullied for wearing them, not least of which […] ...more

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

It’s the end of summer, which always makes me weepy....more