New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2014

I don’t make them. And I don’t intend to start now. I’ve already committed to some actions to safeguard (and maybe improve in some aspects) my health, and hanging them on an arbitrary date is silly. Particularly since I started at Thanksgiving, which is far more often a watershed for changes in my life. But […]

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Christmas traditions

December 29, 2013

Like most families, our Christmas traditions are a blend of heritage, family and the things you add just because YOU like them. Or sometimes, as most of my family will attest in the case of my Christmas music, ONLY because you like them. But I digress. At my house, our Christmas tree is a blend […]

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The December 2013 Bigot Olympics

December 24, 2013

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, we have the December 2013 Bigot Olympics. Granted, there were other notable examples of racism, sexism and homophobia in the news over the year, not the least of which was the verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin. But December was truly the lightning round, with […]

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Monster headphones deliver Monster sound (and cut out commuting noise!)

October 11, 2013

Three days a week I commute 90 minutes each way into Manhattan. Most mornings, the train is fairly quiet; there is an unwritten weekday commuter rule (suspended on weekends!) that noise and conversation should be kept to a minimum. So most mornings I work or read or sleep. From time to time though I end […]

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Learn to Ride – More lessons than I expected

August 18, 2013

I was a guest of Harley-Davidson at an immersion event in Milwaukee last summer in conjunction with my job at BlogHer. As part of that experience the company offered the participants a certificate for a free Rider’s Edge class at a Harley dealer. This weekend I took the range portion of the Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge Learn […]

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