Admit it. You've clicked on cute dog videos. Or funny cat videos. I know you have. Me, too. But what about the preponderance of video blogs? I just encountered one--it had info I would love to know--but I don't want to sit through 10 minutes. I want to scan written copy, instead. It's faster. . . .
Now that I don't work outside the home, the calendar has a different, more casual function. It's more like...well, guidance. Sure, there are some hard and fast appointments, like when the housekeepers come. Or Riley's scent class. Or his grooming or my hair appointment. But by and large, the days . . .
I had taken just half a dozen steps into the Caltrain station when I realized that I'd left my cell phone at home. M had dropped me off and was on his way back home to meet a plumber. I was taking the bullet train to San Francisco to meet a friend for lunch and a different friend for afternoon . . .
When newscaster Walter Cronkite brought the sound and fury of the Vietnam War into our living rooms it marked the evolution of the news and mass media, confirmation that we had become, in fact, a global village. Since then we've had a ringside seat to events we can never un-see. Events so horrific . . .
We writers do shed our lifeblood on the page, it's very true. We suffer over every word, we think we're inadequate, we don't like others to see our work until it's perfect and once in a while we sell a piece that we wish we could rewrite and that plagues us more than it really should. All of this . . .
My fate in life seems to be helping women around my age navigate the online dating world. And here's the one secret I always reveal to them. It. is. so. much. fun. I'm tired of hearing people bemoan that meeting people this way is any different from meeting them any other way. Or that it's not as . . .
Corporate boom times are long gone—I can’t remember for how long that “downsizing” has been so prevalent but people have been laid off in droves for more than a decade, I’m certain.Being without a job is frightening—there are bills to pay, responsibilities and retirement looming in the distance, and . . .
Damaged, creative, crazy soul-- I love Sylvia Plath and can't get enough of books by and about her. Her journals? OMG, the words in her journals are lively, active, evocative, descriptive and her concepts come out fully formed. IN HER JOURNALS. My journals have always been full of dully written . . .
Oh, I know some of you are not going to like this. But I think there's a group of people who agree with me. They are hiding in the closet, and this post is for them. I am on social media overload. I am saturated with it, and I don't even do as much as a lot of people, who seem to live on . . .
Credit There's a new craze in education, and that's the love being heaped on MOOCs--massively open online courses. Those are online courses meant for massive numbers of students. In fact, for a while, I couldn't get through the New York Times without seeing yet another excited column from a . . .