Why Everyone Creative Should Be Listening to Gimlet Media

I’ve known about the podcast Start Up for a while now....more

Why Do You Get Scared When You See Something Twitter Trending?

Chincoteague was trending. The little beach town where our family has spent its summers since Josh and I got married was trending on Twitter. I couldn't even wait for my computer to open. I Googled the town's name from my phone. I assumed there was a shooting. Barring a shooting, maybe a natural disaster closed the beach. Or a shark attack; there had already been so many strange shark attacks this summer. No, it had to be a shooting. Or a shark attack. Shooting. Shark attack. ...more

#MicroblogMondays 49: The Forgetting Pill

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Wired had an article a few years ago (written by Jonah Lehrer, so it may not be as factual as I wish) about a pill being developed a la Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind....more

Mental Sampler 6

Truman has pneumonia....more

Thank You, Mark Zuckerberg, For Using Your Platform to Talk About Miscarriage

Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a father. His wife, Priscilla Chan, is pregnant, and they announced it on Facebook yesterday with the now ubiquitous photo of Priscilla's grinning face and their totally adorable dog. ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your August 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Mark Zuckerberg, Thank You and Congratulations

We were at the pool and Josh leaned over and said, “Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is pregnant.” I hummed to let him know I heard, and then he continued. “She’s pregnant after many miscarriages, and he talked about it in the post.” At the time of writing this, 893,860 had liked the post. There were 23,967 […] ...more

556th Friday Blog Roundup

Daily Dot killed their comment section. I’ve read their post about it twice, and I still don’t really have a clear picture of why. It seems to be some sort of amalgamation of troll-like comments meets people don’t want to leave comments meets why leave multiple places for people to discuss when they’re talking about […] ...more

NaBloPoMo August 2015 Prompts

The theme for August's NaBloPoMo is KNOW. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in August -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more

NaBloPoMo August 2015 Blogroll

The theme for August is KNOW! ...more