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RIP Steve

I have really only cried when two celebrities died: Roberto Clemente and Jim Croce. I was much younger then, of course, but while I have been saddened by the loss of a favorite singer, actor or other celebrity, I have not really been moved to tears in a long time until I heard this morning about the death of Steve Jobs. I am an unabashed Apple fangirl and I have been since my first experiences with the Apple II during undergraduate school and the time that a friend brought over this new computer called a was cute. Small. “Portable”.… Read More »RIP Steve

Free Range Social Media and Linking to Others

I am continually inspired the more I read and learn from Brene Brown’s work on vunerability and whole-hearted living. Then, the other day, I was visiting her blog and noticed this badge: I was intrigued. In a nutshell, Free-Range Social Media encourages you to share yourself openly, use others for inspiration but not for wholesale copying and not to hide behind the easy to use¬†anonymity¬†that many social media/networking sites allow you to do. You can read more at her FRSM page. I have shared her TED talk earlier here and I just re-watched it yesterday. It really speaks to me… Read More »Free Range Social Media and Linking to Others


This TED talk really spoke to me. The last part is something to keep in mind…. This is what I have found: to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee — and that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent, that’s excruciatingly difficult — to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, “Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?” just to be able to stop and, instead… Read More »Vunerability

100 things to watch in 2011

I have always been a fan of the Beloit College Mindset published each year right before the start of the fall semester. It lists the experiences that are “molding” the incoming freshman class. This set of predictions from JWT Intelligence is much more widespread covering fashion, art, food, travel, business, technology and more. It was fascinating. Some of the predictions were right up the T-F mindset like: 33 – alternative social networking sites to Facebook. Like Diaspora, which I helped fund in its Kickstarter campaign. 59 – the Life in A Day user generated documentary. I participated in that as… Read More »100 things to watch in 2011

Street with a View

How could I NOT love this project? Combining Google Street View creation with a large performance art exhibit so that you have “easter eggs” all over Google Street View for this particular part of Pittsburgh. Brilliant! Completely T-F!!

Science Videos – appealing to all sides of the brain?

You may or may not be able to tell that I am a science nerd. I used to teach high school chemistry, physics and math, so it seems only natural. Even though my career path has taken me away from science education, I still really do love it. So, when I saw this video called “Chemical Party”, I just thought it was a brilliant mix of the joy of teaching science along with solid educational concepts within the content. Enjoy. It reminds me of the other science related media that I have loved like: The Element Song by Tom Leher… Read More »Science Videos – appealing to all sides of the brain?

Circle of Life

It’s the Circle of Life And it moves us all Through despair and hope Through faith and love Till we find our place On the path unwinding In the Circle The Circle of Life I took a workshop a few years ago about finding your life’s purpose. It was an appeal to my Feely side and it turned out to be much more beneficial than I dreamed it could be. The end result of the day-long seminar was to create a personal mission statement. It was supposed to be short enough and easy enough to remember if you were being… Read More »Circle of Life

The internet is a small place

I know that I have already blogged about how BIG the internet is. But, in many ways, it does feel small. For example…. Earlier this month, I was sitting in a webinar learning about new functionality for a system used at my school. It was quickly getting over my head so, of course, I went to Tweetdeck to see if anybody was tweeting about the same webinar. I found one person who mentioned he was watching the same session. Okay. One other person. Fine. Later that same day, I was dealing with a technical issue with a plug-in for our… Read More »The internet is a small place