Look at all the lonely people.

Eleanor Rigby — a rather jaunty little tune about loneliness that questions where the lonely people come from and where they all belong.  Growing up and listening to the song, my heart was confused.  The melody gave rise to my spirits while the words made me terribly sad.  It was a weird emotion for a little kid to have to go through.  I’d sit with the image of poor Miss Rigby, all dressed and waiting for someone who never showed […]

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Beware the Bubbling Brain

We all know that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, but I’m here to tell you that what’s taken from a few typed words on a computer or a casual comment thrice removed can be slowly cooked into poison, under pressure, when left in the wrong (too much time on their) hands.  That, my friends — is just a recipe for disaster and makes for a malevolent and toxic relationship. While we’re discussing wickedness, I want to weigh […]

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15 Minutes of Fame

Jimmy Kimmel recently had a show where he featured two sisters of the KarKrashian Klan and he introduced them by saying they’d conquered the tabloids, Twitter, TV and that one could “watch them do everything and nothing at all at the same time.”  Wow.  When you put it like that, I feel very badly about the state of the nation.  And our future. Back in the day (1968 to be exact) Andy Warhol said that “In the future, everyone will […]

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Yakkety Yak and the games we play.

A short time ago, someone that I don’t know very well (at all, really), made a comment about my life based on what was read on my FB page.  Period.  No other informational input, just the less-filling, not very nutritious, artificially sweetened thin slices of social media served up sporadically over time.  I happen to love social media, but it is a bit like one of those cartoon flip-books – picture by picture, it goes by rather slowly.  Rifle through […]

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Yakkety Yak and the games we play.

A short time ago, someone that I don’t know very well (at all, really), made a comment about my life based on what was read on my FB page.  Period.  No other informational input, just the less-filling, not very nutritious, artificially sweetened thin slices of social media served up sporadically over time.  I happen to love social media, but it is a bit like one of those cartoon flip-books – picture by picture, it goes by rather slowly.  Rifle through […]

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Blogher ’11

There is a line in This is Spinal Tap that is one of my all-time favorite quotes.  It’s the one where Nigel Tufnel talks about how they turn their specially crafted amplifiers up to 11 (while all others only go to 10) in the event, “… we need that extra push over the cliff.”  This weekend, I got my own personal “push over the cliff” at this year’s BlogHer Conference 2011.  As someone who compulsively writes into a cyber vacuum […]

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Phonephobia

My cellphone provider keeps writing, emailing and calling me telling me that I’m eligible for an upgrade and I don’t want one.  Honestly, if I had my way, I could spend the rest of my life without a phone, except maybe one that dials 911.  No incoming calls.  No outgoing call.   You see, the telephone is an instrument of torture to me.  No, really.  The kind of torture equivalent to the devices used during the Middle Ages, like the […]

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