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
The New York Times announced today that it will start charging for online news in 2011. The "metered model" will allow viewers to see "a certain number of articles free every month before being asked to pay a flat fee for unlimited access."
One of the scarier facts about online life is that privacy requires constant vigilance. There are ways to look at your purchases, your remarks, your friends list, and your other public data and learn a truly astonishing array of things about you.
So as you know, or some of you may not actually know, I love owls.I love them because they seem magical in a sense, they are so striking to look at, and I find them adorable. They have the coolest eyes and wings andWhen I think back to when I was a kid I was always intrigued by them (especially that owl in Labyrinth, haha) but the last 2 years or so , I started to draw them and now I can't get enough of them.I have over 20 drawings of owls and lots of knick knacks etc......more
I spend hours online but I’m still a newspaper junkie. Online shopping lets me research anything I’m thinking about buying. And then there are all the juicy comments which are often called "reviews." Ha! I start off examining customers’ comments and then I stop at a review where someone is telling a harrowing story about exactly what happened the night they brought their new mattress home. Sagging! Sides collapsing! Back pain! Co-sleepers sniping at each other in the morning! ...more
Our hold on the truth is tenuous at best. We are, after all and by all accounts, a nation comfortable with lying. We lie to each other all of the time-- strangers and loved ones alike. And we lie to ourselves. The truth has taken a profound beating this past year. And I am beginning to wonder if most folks even noticed. ...more