Fact: I keep coming across Web and smartphone tools that I’m interested in but forget about shortly after hearing about them.
Fact: When I need a tool, I come up shorthanded.
Fact: I love lists.
A lot of things recently have made me reevaluate the person I am and where I’m at in my life — not the least of which is the fact that I’m turning 30 in October.
On one hand, I feel like I can still get into the head of the person I was at 22, when I was living in Bakersfield. But then again, I go over all the things that have happened since then and know that I must have changed.
And lately, I feel like I’ve slacked off on many of my hobbies and taking journeys, which is what made the decade following high school so much fun.
They say it takes three to seven attempts to quit smoking before you really do.
What about attempts to consistently blog?
If the same holds true for both, then I’m good, though I’m sad that it has been so long since I was last on here.
Has it really been since September? Really?!?
When I wrote my last post, Steve Jobs was still alive, Rick Santorum was not (politically speaking) and the Occupy movement was a force to be reckoned with.
It’s been a while.
Well, hopefully my New Year’s resolution to blog more often will change that and my renewed effort will carry me well into 2012.
And one of the topics I hope to post about often is my other New Year’s resolution: to learn computer programming.
I recently came across reporting advice in three of National Public Radio’s most popular shows.
Some of these episodes and clips may not be the most recent; I came across them serendipitously.
But they are definitely gems.
It also leads readers to Transom.org, which is “a showcase and workshop for new public radio.”
Unfortunately, some of the links on TAL’s page don’t work anymore, including videos of the man himself, Ira Glass, passing down his wisdom. Read the rest of this entry »
I love it when a movie pulls you in and won’t let you go.
I had that with “Howl” last night.
Like the poem, parts of the movie are graphic — I’ll warn you. But much like what the poem’s supporters argued during the fracas that ensued following the poem’s publication, the “obscene” words and images in the movie are not used to be lewd and sensational but to describe how Ginsberg saw the 1950s society he was a part of. Read the rest of this entry »
I want this above my desk at work.
During those bad days when the deadlines are coming at you faster than the work is getting done, when the only people calling are your editors wanting the story, when you’ve already worked eight hours and are surely going to be working several hours more — and then a train derails or your county council announces it lost all its money to an Internet scam or several prisoners just walked away from the jail — this kind of sums it up.
Yep, I need this.