January 18, 2013
Today is Internet Freedom Day, not a national holiday or even a net event like Cyber Monday. It is, however, a day to recognize the importance of a free Internet that is not censored and is available to everyone as a means to share news and content. Some of the content is pure garbage, some just fluff but it is all there for us to decide for ourselves. And remember, free speech is not a license to be a jerk!
January 2, 2013
Godwin’s Law says that the longer an online conversation goes, no matter the subject or intent of the original thread that someone eventually will evoke Hitler or Nazis. Have we not learned anything about history and peace?
August 8, 2012
Home Row Intern Kathryn Brill reports in from a summer program in Paris. We can all learn from a change of scenery. August 8, 2012 Conventional wisdom has it that if you want to be inspired, you should go somewhere new. This is part of the reason why I applied to a four-week creative writing [...]
January 4, 2012
New words from the OED and a new voice for the Library of Congress are just two interesting new finds for 2012.
December 21, 2011
by Sharon Ritchey don’t know if it’s possible to categorize awesomeness but somehow we try. In our land of plenty of everything we try to discern the good from the bad and great from the just o.k. Enter the top whatever list. It could be top 10, top 100, pick a number. I love these [...]
December 15, 2011
Feeding America sent me 40 meals worth of marketing. Multiply that by the thousands on their list and you get the idea of how many people they could have provided meals to. Non profits need to look at their fund raising efforts and consider how those at the receiving end view them.
November 3, 2011
The interrobang is a mark of punctuation created by advertising executive Martin Speckler in 1962 that combined the question mark and exclamation point into one symbol. It was quite the in mark to use through the 1960s and made it’s way onto a few qwerty keyboards as well as into the dictionary.
July 6, 2011
By Kathryn Brill July 6 2011 I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, but I’ve always been a little fuzzy on the details of making that happen. I always sort of assumed that there was a set path to becoming a writer, in the same way that there’s a [...]
June 11, 2011
Evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar theorizes that humans can only make 150 meaningful connections. This may explain why I’m adverse to “friending” and linking to to everyone who sends me a request.
April 28, 2011
April 28, 2011 Posted By Sharon Ritchey Fedex delivered a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne and a book to my office last Tuesday. And while I love champagne, it was the book I was most eager to open. A Smile Never Hurts, One Woman’s Story, by my client Pat Powers Rothacker has been close [...]