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On brevity in Iambic pentameter…

By way of brief intro, there has been a lot of jabber around my socials on brevity in writing/blogging/et al.  By way of a Friday joke, I made this status update, not expecting any responses.  But since I got some, it now officially constituted a dare. Click the FB image for the rest of that…

The unbearable price of my morning coffee…

This morning I got angry at my little one for oversleeping, hence making me drive him to school, instead of just dropping him off at the bus stop.  There were no emergencies to deal with or conference calls that would have needed to be changed, just a hot cup of coffee and my morning 20…

From the archives: in search for a bit of courage…

We Love Jay Pinterest Board

Last night I stumbled upon a postal crate of copies of a magazine Jon and I published locally every month for some four and change years.  As I sat there sifting through the satin pages, there was one story that begged revisiting, the one that statistically affected the least number of people, but one that…

On bugs, sense of purpose and our hopes for #RETSO

Where we live, we have these bizarre grasshopper-like creatures that climb out from their nests in the ground during the last week of March.  These buggers go from itty bitty nothings to grown up and flight-capable in a span of the journey through a few inches of soil.  They spend the rest of their short…

On prophesies of doom & gloom and survival of the shiniest…

The last few weeks my many news streams were exploding with scary headlines on all things web and seo related, courtesy of Google’s latest algo updates, of course.  Headlines like SEO is Dead, and this little gem, No Corporate Website? You Don’t Need One. Welcome to the Post-Web era  got me thinking on just how easy…

I’d give anything to believe that human beings are not scum, but…

Last Saturday my almost twenty year old son got into an accident.  He was riding his little Yamaha 49 cc scooter to go see a friend, and hit a wild boar that was laying in the middle of the road.  This particular road happens to be a few miles of dark and winding terrain, with…

New Facebook Timelines for Business – nightmare or a blessing?

There has been an awful lot of chatter in various circles about new timelines release for business pages.  Some people are cursing at the changes (literally), others are taking it all in stride.  In the spirit of perpetually testing new shiny things, we threw up our new cover last night, which will quite possibly be…

I am an unapologetic bitch, and it won’t ever change.

Yep, you read that right. Over the course of an average day I am asked to provide oodles of advice to people, generally on subjects I am intimately familiar with.  Whether online or off, my posture is always to be blunt and not sugar coat anything.  There are practical reasons for that, of course, most…

On catering to the common, the average, the palatable by the masses at large, and raising the bar

In a recent conversation, I was distracted by a quote, attributed to Barbara Corcoran to “beware of people who use big words”.  The big word in question was “assuage”.  I asked how Barbara defines “big words” and was told that it’s anything an average person would not use in daily conversation.  This exchange has left…

A brief bit of Thankfulness from the folks at ha media…

As we tally up all the things we are thankful for in preparation for that toast, I wanted to share some of ours, briefly. In no particular order, here goes: Thankful that my dad made it through the heart attack largely unscathed. For Squirticus, the street kitteh who walked into our home over so many…