Something's been bothering me and I'm worried that I'll sound bad if I sound off. But nonetheless, I'm gonna do it.I've noticed an increase lately in online begging by people who are facing hard times. I have tons of compassion for their hard times, but the begging's getting a little out of . . .
"What's your favorite cardio?" my trainer asked the the other day."It's all boring," I told him.It's the truth. Cardio is boring.Even if you're running alongside the ocean, you really can't enjoy the view because you're too busy gasping for breath, dodging bicyclists or making sure you don't trip . . .
Think you can get a break from technology by hiding out in the Sahara? Think again. This Berber camel tender is TEXTING. In the middle of the Sahara. And see that thin pole in the dune? It indicates the location of a strong cell signal, and that's our guide, Mohammed, right next to it on his cell . . .
M and I went out to do errands the other day and I forgot my phone at home. As he drove down Bascom Avenue, me in the passenger seat, I found myself reaching for my phone to ... to do what?That's the question. To do what?It's not that I have to check my email for business reasons; I have none.I . . .
Barnes & Noble, Tampa I must admit to a sense of relief when I walk into a large bookstore, relief that some bookstores still exist. Some don't. Until last year, there was a Borders bookstore next to this Barnes & Noble in Tampa. Gone.Look carefully at the photo above from the Biography/Memoir . . .
Someone mentioned hot apple cider today and it instantly transported me back to my childhood in western New York state.Bundling up to step out into cold, crisp, blue sky days. The crackle of red, gold and brown leaves underfoot. Slipping off knit gloves to wrap my fingers around a mug of hot cider. . . .
Dressing up and trick or treating never go out of style on Halloween. Still, it's the 21st century and kids love computer games. How about some online Halloween games that even have a little educational value?Here are some of the best of this season. Enjoy!Trick or Treat RouteWitch's Stew . . .
I took a break from my chores this first day back home from vacationand made the short drive to the Apple campus at Cupertino to pay my respects.The sun was just starting to go down,and I was expecting to have a hard time getting on the grounds.But no. It was open. I thought about the many . . .
Facebook can be a time suck, there's no doubt about it. But the good news is that all the recent changes that force users to manage their experience down to the last detail are making it less interesting. Soon, many of us will have significantly reduced our FB time.Let's take the new Friend . . .
The most ubiquitous product at BlogHer '11 wasn't a pair of Jimmy Choo heels or a Louis Vuitton bag. It was an Ipad. With keyboard accessory of one brand or another. What, you think bloggers can actually write on a touchscreen? No way. Keyboard required. Now, I love my new, huge, mother-blinkin' . . .