August 2011

Far And Away

August 15, 2011

It’s not that I love my kids more when we’re away – I couldn’t possibly love them more, because I already love them to the greatest capacity of my heart, and possibly beyond it (so much it stretches and aches and threatens to burst, with all the loving) – but it is, perhaps, that I [...]

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Mommy Paparazza

August 15, 2011

Hey all! Meet Shalini, who’ll be sharing her Digital Life stories here, and schooling us all in mom geekery! In Shalini’s own words: Shalini is a semi-techie and aspires to be a true geek.  She is very comfortable with using and learning about new technology while trying to maintain the cool wife and Mom façade. [...]

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Come On, Leave The Noise

August 12, 2011

So we’re headed off into the woods again. Heading off into the woods has become what we do to relax, because what’s more relaxing than taking two small, hyper children into remote backcountry by canoe and chasing them around there for a day or two? It is relaxing, just not in any of the ways [...]

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On Turning Forty

August 11, 2011

There’s been some buzz in social media lately about how fraught with difficulty it is to turn forty years old. Which, whatever: been there, done that. I turned forty years old last year. At the time I thought, Isn’t this the birthday where I get canes and bifocals as gag gifts and t-shirts that say [...]

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From The Bad Pitch Files: Blogging For Condoms

August 11, 2011

I get a lot of PR pitches. Like, many dozens in a single day, sometimes more. Mostly I just delete them. Some of them, though, I’m kind of tempted to print out and frame. Or scribble on. Or both. Because they are just that ridiculously and outstandingly awesome. What follows is one such pitch. I [...]

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That Auto Setting Is Not Your Friend

August 9, 2011

Hey, everybody! Meet Jason! He’s a dad and a photographer and he’s going to be contributing here, sharing his digital life, and providing much-needed professional advice on all this photography stuff that I am so resolutely amateur about. In his own words: “Jason Thomson is insane. How else do you explain being a dad to [...]

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In The In-Between

August 9, 2011

This week is a difficult one for me. It’s a week that would be challenging anyway – the first full week in August after BlogHer is one in which I am always drained and exhausted – but this is the second year of it being especially challenging – or the third, although I usually don’t [...]

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Loved By The Sun

August 4, 2011

This past weekend, I took this picture: That’s Emilia, standing in Cox Lake in the Kawartha Highlands, watching the setting sun. I love this shot, because the light of the sun just scatters around her. She’s in shadow, but she’s still all, you know, glowy. I love glowy.

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Somos Todas Blogueras

August 2, 2011

I need your help. Well, not me. This woman. She’s supposed to be in San Diego this week, receiving an award from BlogHer for her important work, and she might not be, because of her important work. It’s complicated, but also not: Yoani Sanchez is a blogger, in Cuba, and her work is important, and [...]

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The Wringing Hands, Wring All They Can

August 2, 2011

You know how every year, thousands of North American bloggers – mostly the female ones, but also some of the not-female ones, and also some babies – converge upon a city to talk about social media and blogging and stuff? That’s happening this week. I’m already hoarding Xanax. Because, seriously: BlogHer is like Comic-Con, except [...]

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