Today would have been my mom’s 96th birthday. She passed away in May, a week after Mother’s Day,Â so it is really with this birthday that the circle of firsts begin. The first October 27th when we are not celebrating her birthday; the first Thanksgiving without her, the first Christmas without her and then the… Continue reading My Amazing Mother
Sam started High School yesterday….and far be it for me to say something trite like, it seems like only yesterday…but it does. And I can’t help but wonder, are we both ready for this? I know, I know its only high school; college will be where you will really have to let go. Letting go?… Continue reading Letting Go 2007
MySpace recently announced that it was developing software that would be installed on home computers and allow parents to monitor the profile name, age, and location that children (or presumably any other computer user) provides when setting up a profile.It monitors sign ins from the computer on which it is installed as well as from… Continue reading MySpace to kids….ID, please.
The Wall Street Journal paints a picture of Blackberry addicted, "furtive thumb typing" parents hiding in closets to check their email while their resentful, ignored children track them down. They warn, "There is a new member of the family, and, like all new siblings, this one is getting a disproportionate amount of attention, resulting in… Continue reading Attention…Are Your Children Blackberry Orphans?
OK, so my birthday was a few days ago and although that fact seems to have escaped the minds of my children (I think they must have also forgotten who the real Santa Claus is and how close my birthday is to Christmas) it did not go unnoticed in SocialNetwork World, a very friendly place… Continue reading In Social Networks…You’ve Got Birthday
Yes, I am really writing a second post on Snakes on a Plane. Why? Because my 13 year old son asked me this morning if he could go see it. His reason? "Because I heard it was really stupid and I want to go see what its about." And that just about sums up the… Continue reading Snakes on a Plane: Bad Is The New Good
Inspired by a member of his congregation that used MySpace to attract listeners for his rock band, Rev. Patrick Gray, am Episcopal priest from Boston set up a MySpace profile, the Advent, to attract listeners to his sermons. His site includes reminders about service times as well as audio files of the choir. The graphics… Continue reading MyGrace: The Other Blog Evangelists
In thinking about this, I wondered about the difference between being considered passsionate about say, computers or being considerered obsessed with them. Or medicine, or whatever the narrowly defined highly technical interest might be. If the interest is “highly technical” maybe we say obsession. If the interest is not technical, such as a sport, maybe we say, passionate?
Are many blogs just like Cliff Notes? You don’t read the story, you read about the story…over and over and over again. I think bloggers should at least add a personal comment or two when they post a “new flash” quickly excerpted from someone else’s blog or the morning news…otherwise what’s the point?
Andy Milonakis is a very funny guy…if you like his humor. We do…just don’t know why….