BlogHer '10: You Never Know Unless You Try

Several years ago, my local TV station had a blogging competition. The idea was to compete to earn a spot blogging at the first NH presidential primary debate in June of '07.  I assumed that I'd be one in a sea of participants, but as it turned out, I wasn't. There were 15 slots, if memory serves me correctly, and perhaps 24 bloggers, including myself. And I earned a spot--I got to attend both the Republican and Democrat debates and live-blog. What a thrill!...more

I look forward to meeting you too!



Announcing: The BlogHer '10 Call for Volunteers!

* * *Update: The Call for Volunteers closed as of Monday, February 15, 2010. Thank you to everyone who applied. We will contact you by February 23rd with notification whether you were selected.* * *Ohhhhhhh, BlogHers. The time is nigh. Today we are announcing our BlogHer '10 Call for Volunteers!We’re looking for a few good women (hey men: we like you, too!) who are interested in working at BlogHer ’10. In exchange, we’ll give you free admission to the conference, which includes all keynotes, break-out sessions, breakfasts, lunches and cocktail parties ($300 value)....more

I'm so bummed I let this slip under my radar! Should anyone back out, I would love to apply. ...more

Telling It Like It Is or Blogging for MidChix

Chief Chick

Blogging Virgin Often Qualifies for Senior Discounts

 I decided to learn about and begin blogging for a couple of reasons. I need to keep my brain challenged by learning new things.  I want to understand the challenges my daughter is facing as a parent in this constantly changing world where technology has created an entirely different environment for her to be parenting in than what I was faced with raising her and her sister. ...more

Learning tech in school & other eduzones

I'm working on the acec2010 conference, and it's got me thinking about education and technology again. Following the #edtech tag on twitter has been a great prompt to explore the field further.Here's a few of the topics that have piqued my interest...Learning: the brain's part....more

Happy Holidays from


Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

TV NOT Worth Watching? Mine for gold in TED Talks

Been a long day? Want to veg out on the couch for a couple of hours before bedtime with the TV? You turn on the tube and what happens? You find nothing but moronic programming, repeats of cop/detective/mystery shows, and movies you've seen twice already. You could shut the damn thing off and read the latest Diana Gabaldon novel. That would keep you busy for a while. Or you could go to your computer and be amazed and enlighted watching a video from TED Talks. ...more

I looove TED Talks! Have listened to many over the past few years, on everything from science ...more

A Magic Carpet Ride to Saturn

Laurie:  I won’t even tell you how I ended up there but I spent a Friday night at a Whole Energy Festival in a Manhattan hotel.  Folks who had just dined on raw food, channeled the directions to the hotel, and chanted on the subway showed up in flocks.  Some of the booths I encountered included an 87-year-old man who wanted to heal my back with an ice cube.  He also wanted me to buy his $25 self-published book that showed me how to do it myself by way of stick figure diagrams.  A lovely Indian lady accosted me with a cracker and some almond butter that her husband...more