Like Cups of Coffee: The Art of Rejection

If you followed my twitter the other day, you would know that I had back-to-back (practically!) rejection letters from two publications (technically it was three rejections - two poems, 1 prose piece).  For the most part, they were good rejection letters (yes, there is such a thing as a good rejection).  But having received a double dose of it today in the great game of "getting published", I thought I'd take a moment to talk about the art of rejection. If the bitterness of rejection is Read more [...]

Craft: The Chick in Egg in the Glass

One of my random hobbies is designing my own gifts for holiday presents/favors.  For some reason I've latched onto the plastic small tumbler type cups they sell at the grocery store.  Since all my crafts involve being candy containers, it's ideal that it be a cup.  In previous years I've made one designed to look like a bunny's face and a ghost within a cup for Halloween.  Let me know if there's an interest for instructions on my previous projects, this post will just be how to make the chick Read more [...]

Article: All the News That’s Fit to Tweet (Downtown News)

I had an impromptu interview this week with Ryan Vaillancourt of Downtown News about Twitter.  His article "All the News That's Fit to Tweet" is now up, and a couple of my points about twitter were mentioned.  Great article for those who want to learn more about twitter or wondering if they should sign up. Downtown News Article - All the News that's Fit to Tweet -cct Read more [...]

Efficient: Facebook – Events and Lightboxes

I kind of hesitated writing "efficient" and "facebook" next to each other, but there are a few changes to facebook I have liked (and I'm kind tired of being a 'negative nancy' - where does that phrase come from? all the nancy's i know aren't negative - 'cause I'm generally pretty chipper).  The thing that striked me recently  that I liked was when I created an event listing. Well... When I finished creating an event.  The process of creating the event itself is quite annoying.  As I do Read more [...]

Inefficient: Facebook – Rearranging the Home Page Side Bar

Now added to my "Inefficient" Web Commentary* series is Facebook.  Facebook recently underwent a design change that caused quite the uproar with its users (not that it stops them from using the service, but like the current theme, we do somehow seem okay with living life with a marginal amount of dysfunction and a healthy dose of hope - or ability to complain).   In any case, this series will just be about things I think would make Facebook work more efficiently.  We will start with something Read more [...]

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