Monthly Archives: May 2009

Summer Goals — What I Threw Out Today

This list is from cleaning out bookcase #2 on my list of 40 steps/40 days to cleaning my office. Progress, not perfection! In the Trash: 1. Boxes that contained materials for old motherboards and video cards tossed long ago. 2. Campaign Cartographer, a campaign mapping program for D&D and other table top RPGs. OMG, they are DOS based. From 1996!…

Me and Aaron Henry

In cleaning out my office today, I discovered a pair of old black and white photos from my childhood. I was probably a year old in the arms of Aaron Henry, a famous civil rights leader. My grandmother, who hosted Henry in her home, who was a district-level politician in Chelsea in New York City at the height of the…

Highlights of My Trip to Edinburgh

Since I never got a chance to blog about my trip to Scotland: We went Easter week in April because the husband was presenting at the Labour Process Conference again. We stayed mostly in Edinburgh, but we did take a day trip outside of the city. The city of Edinburgh is very cool. The central part of the city, the…

Female Scotus Pick

An email I sent to reporter Lynn Sweet in response to a post she made on Politics Daily on why Obama should appoint a woman to the Supreme Court: I’m writing to you about a phrasing that you wrote in the lead to your SCOTUS post. The lead to your article reads: “So a new Gallop poll shows “no clamor”…

Migrating to a New Computer

My new computer is up and running. It took a bit of effort to prepare for the migration and then to get the new computer set up the way I want it. I’m not very good with change, apparently. I seem to want everything like it was on my old computer, only faster and better. I learned some new things,…

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: Into the Blue Again

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Three Gratitudes:

1. I am grateful for Facebook for putting me in touch with old friends.
2. I am grateful to all the people who added people to my city on facebook.
3. I am grateful for the people who read my blog.

Gratitudes

Gratitudes: Letting the days go by

Keeping track of gratitudes helps keep me positive and appreciative. The only rule is people can't be on the list because there are too many to name. Focusing on the small things keeps me mindful. Here's my gratitudes for today.

Three Things I’m Grateful For:

1. Facebook, for finding old friends
2. The husband’s new car, because it means the kid has the old car. Now -she- can drive -me- around.
3. Pathfinder, the Paizo revisions of D&D 3.5 It kept me sane this semester.

Letting the Days Go By – On My Blog

Facebook has changed the way I blog. Even election-watching, cabinet appointments, and Obama’s first 100 days brought me to Facebook and not my blog, and instead of participating in the HuffPo–New York Times linkfest, I only liked.  When I occasionally found an interesting, off-the-beaten-path link, I shared. For now, I will post my summer goals. That should be a sufficient…