Black History Month with Rachel Cargle

Black History Month with Rachel Cargle

I discovered Rachel Cargle last year via friends. She challenged her Instagram followers this year to dive in with her during Black History Month. She is posting a daily research topic: "Black history is American history. Do the work to learn and honor it." We search,...

Christmas Playlist 2018 – 33 Days of Music

Christmas Playlist 2018 – 33 Days of Music

In 2011, I winnowed a growing iTunes holiday music catalog into a song-a-day Christmas Playlist. It was a fun project that sustained conversation, debate, and good cheer on Twitter for the month of December. Thanks to @pipcorin, @dhudgins,...

A Visit to Charleston

A Visit to Charleston

Unity, a watercolor print in the Harmon Foundation Collection, shared via the U.S. National Archives.I joined my sister Laura and her family in South Carolina for a beautiful vacation week this summer. We stayed on one of the barrier islands and enjoyed days on the...

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies These are amazing little sandwiches of joy. The recipe is from this month's Cooking Light (April 2014).

Teleportation Considerations

Teleportation Considerations

Experience Music Project, Seattle, 2014 The drive home from Seattle is about six hours. It's just long enough to have that one fidgety spot. When we approach that spot, I start hearing wishes for teleportation from the backseat. "Just imagine.... We could be home...

Flickr Is Dead. Long Live Flickr.

Flickr Is Dead. Long Live Flickr.

Experience Music Project, Seattle, 2014 The drive home from Seattle is about six hours. It's just long enough to have that one fidgety spot. When we approach that spot, I start hearing wishes for teleportation from the backseat. "Just imagine.... We could be home...

Internet as Conscience

Internet as Conscience

Flickr's redesign caught the world a bit unawares last week. Surprise notwithstanding, it took only moments for people to declare their love or hate for the new look. I sat on my hands for a week, absorbing the changes slowly.  I like it. I think it's safe to say the...

Food52 | Teddie’s Apple Cake

Food52 | Teddie’s Apple Cake

Thanks, ºNit Soto, for licensing your CCFlickr photo (binoculars) for remix. Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. —H.L. Mencken For this invention [writing] will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because...

Smashed Blueberry Sauce

Smashed Blueberry Sauce

Weekend goodness.... Dana Nguyen, of firstbite.tv, has been enabling my Food52 crush this month. I was a casual lurker for most of last year. Now I'm saving recipes, commenting, and testing my own recipes to share. I thought Tad's Roasted Potatoes was going to be my...

If You Don’t Create, Bernadette, You Will Become a Menace to Society

If You Don’t Create, Bernadette, You Will Become a Menace to Society

I have a freezer full of fruit and a few extra hours of downtime, thanks to holiday break. Time to tinker.... I want blueberry jam, but don't have any pectin in the pantry. (I could buy some, but it's something like seven degrees outside right now...and oh yeah, it's...

A Rollercoaster Week with NPR News

A Rollercoaster Week with NPR News

Call me Bernadette. I reread Where'd You Go, Bernadette this past week. The first time I read it, in early fall, I focused on Bee, the Seattle and Microsoft humor, and the twists and turns of the plot. This latest reading pulled my attention to Bernadette alone. For...

Grief

Grief

Monday Morning A communion of grief.... I drove my sons to school after a weekend away from news coverage of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. After a Friday filled with tears (mine) and heartbreak (ours), we spent the weekend outside. We hiked in the snow,...

A Jubelale Day

A Jubelale Day

In the Hour, a Creative Commons Flickr photo by Thomas Hawk. I don't yet know what to do with all the feelings of the week, so I'm listing the names of the victims. May the websites and articles that honor their lives outnumber those that mention the killer. My heart...

The Preamble in 140 Characters

The Preamble in 140 Characters

I have a freezer full of fruit and a few extra hours of downtime, thanks to holiday break. Time to tinker.... I want blueberry jam, but don't have any pectin in the pantry. (I could buy some, but it's something like seven degrees outside right now...and oh yeah, it's...

How to Wash a Pig

How to Wash a Pig

The Committee of Style in The Time of Twitter The National Archives Prologue Blog issued a challenge this week: tweet the Preamble. The goal was to "shorten the Preamble down to as few words (or letters) as possible while retaining the Preamble’s meaning." The...

Flickr, Creative Commons, and Chick-fil-A (Paging Dr. Lessig)

Flickr, Creative Commons, and Chick-fil-A (Paging Dr. Lessig)

Step One: Start with a Dirty Pig Step Two: Start with a Pig Who Likes To Shower (see his smile?) Step Three: Prepare to Get Wet (payback for your toddler bathtimes) Step Four: Don't Forget the Ears Step Five: Don't Forget the Belly  Step Six: Rinse Well Step Seven:...

We Run

We Run

Last month, Ken Cook tweeted me that one of my Flickr photos was being used. I took a quick look at the article in question, saw that the photo was correctly attributed and put it aside. I thought, "well, maybe he's letting me know someone is using my image in an...

Project 52 | Week Nine

Project 52 | Week Nine

Experience Music Project, Seattle, 2014 The drive home from Seattle is about six hours. It's just long enough to have that one fidgety spot. When we approach that spot, I start hearing wishes for teleportation from the backseat. "Just imagine.... We could be home...

Project 52 | Week Eight

Project 52 | Week Eight

Flickr's redesign caught the world a bit unawares last week. Surprise notwithstanding, it took only moments for people to declare their love or hate for the new look. I sat on my hands for a week, absorbing the changes slowly.  I like it. I think it's safe to say the...

Project 52 | Week Six

Project 52 | Week Six

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies These are amazing little sandwiches of joy. The recipe is from this month's Cooking Light (April 2014).

Project 52 | Week Five

Project 52 | Week Five

In 2011, I winnowed a growing iTunes holiday music catalog into a song-a-day Christmas Playlist. It was a fun project that sustained conversation, debate, and good cheer on Twitter for the month of December. Thanks to @pipcorin, @dhudgins,...

Project 52 | Week Four

Project 52 | Week Four

Monday Morning A communion of grief.... I drove my sons to school after a weekend away from news coverage of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. After a Friday filled with tears (mine) and heartbreak (ours), we spent the weekend outside. We hiked in the snow,...

Project 52 | Week Three

Project 52 | Week Three

Flickr's redesign caught the world a bit unawares last week. Surprise notwithstanding, it took only moments for people to declare their love or hate for the new look. I sat on my hands for a week, absorbing the changes slowly.  I like it. I think it's safe to say the...

Project 52 | Week Two

Project 52 | Week Two

Week Eight...Cabin Fever  |  Ignite Bend 8 — When you make lichen into a mustache and beard, you may have cabin fever. James Jaggard — Lichens: A Breath of Fresh Air — at Ignite Bend 8

Project 52 | Week One

Project 52 | Week One

Week Two...Made With Love  |  Sautéing veggies for this week's lunch bag feature: homemade hot pockets. Veggie colors

Happy Birthday, Twitter

Happy Birthday, Twitter

(I wrote this post as my survivor remarks for our local Relay for Life. It ended up in our local newspaper, The Central Oregonian, last week. After months of debating how much to share online about cancer, I'm jumping in. So, thank you Vance, for the kick in the...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Today is Twitter's fifth birthday. As part of the celebration, Jack, Ev, and crew asked users to post their favorite tweets with the #5yrs hashtag. I did. One of my own. And one of a longtime twitter friend. As I was scanning my timeline, I realized this medium is...

Happy Birthday, Sesame Street

Happy Birthday, Sesame Street

(I wrote this post as my survivor remarks for our local Relay for Life. It ended up in our local newspaper, The Central Oregonian, last week. After months of debating how much to share online about cancer, I'm jumping in. So, thank you Vance, for the kick in the...

This Week in Video

This Week in Video

Today is Twitter's fifth birthday. As part of the celebration, Jack, Ev, and crew asked users to post their favorite tweets with the #5yrs hashtag. I did. One of my own. And one of a longtime twitter friend. As I was scanning my timeline, I realized this medium is...

The Recession is Over (My Forest Fire Anaolgy)

The Recession is Over (My Forest Fire Anaolgy)

It was a busy week. A big work event, a football game, and two sleepovers. In between it all, we fell in love with and watched repeatedly the following three videos: 1) Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake - A History of Rap I caught this as it aired on Jimmy's show...

A Long Time Coming….

A Long Time Coming….

The recession is over. A couple weeks ago, the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research met in September and determined so. I assume that recession is a specific economic term, with a specific definition and a specific formula for...

The Daughters of Shakespeare

The Daughters of Shakespeare

It was a busy week. A big work event, a football game, and two sleepovers. In between it all, we fell in love with and watched repeatedly the following three videos: 1) Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake - A History of Rap I caught this as it aired on Jimmy's show...

Poop Machines

Poop Machines

The recession is over. A couple weeks ago, the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research met in September and determined so. I assume that recession is a specific economic term, with a specific definition and a specific formula for...

Good Homes

Good Homes

I thought we ordered cute, little chicks. Whoa boy, either I was wrong or the hatchery messed up our order. We have one-week old poop machines! I dutifully replace the brooder's paper towel liner twice a day. Within minutes, it looks like a Jackson Pollock piece.......

Chicks are Here

Chicks are Here

The chicks are growing. They're almost a week old and have already started to feather out their wings and tails. We'll only be keeping six for our flock of layers. (We started this adventure with a desire to use the backyard coop and get the bonus of fresh eggs.)...

Chick Research

Chick Research

I thought we ordered cute, little chicks. Whoa boy, either I was wrong or the hatchery messed up our order. We have one-week old poop machines! I dutifully replace the brooder's paper towel liner twice a day. Within minutes, it looks like a Jackson Pollock piece.......

New Life (Our Chicks Hatched Today)

New Life (Our Chicks Hatched Today)

The chicks are growing. They're almost a week old and have already started to feather out their wings and tails. We'll only be keeping six for our flock of layers. (We started this adventure with a desire to use the backyard coop and get the bonus of fresh eggs.)...

Yarn and the Art of Copyright Maintenance

Yarn and the Art of Copyright Maintenance

We moved into our house last fall with the intention of getting a few laying hens this spring. The house has an old chicken coop in the backyard; it was one of the first things the boys noticed. So, it's July now. Baseball is finished, the 4-H pigs are well on their...