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BlogHer17 in Orlando

The fountain’s white spray shot up from the blue lake and sparkled against the green trees behind the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  The setting sun broke through the low light-grey clouds in patches of reddish orange.  The air felt warm and blanket-y on my bare arms after hours in the air-conditioned meeting space behind me.… Read More BlogHer17 in Orlando


I hate doing this.

I strive to treat people as though I expect them to behave according to appropriate standards. I don’t put “RSVP” on invitations, for example, because it insults my guests, as my mother taught me, treating them as though they don’t have the minimal class necessary to reply without being prompted. (And who wants rude boors… Read More I hate doing this.


Best European Blog

Two of my friends are finalists for Weblog Awards for Best European Blog (Non-UK), and they’re from two of my favorite countries. Please check out Italy‘s Wind Rose Hotel and Norway’s RennyBA’s Terella and cast your vote. PinShareTweetRedditEmail


2008 Weblog Awards

I’m thrilled that two of my treasured SamSphere friends are finalists for 2008 Weblog Awards. Thurber’s Thoughts has been nominated for Best Political Coverage, and Blue Collar Muse has been nominated for Best Conservative Blog. Please visit these outstanding blogs and vote for them. PinShareTweetRedditEmail