Thursday, April 03, 2008

Open ...

See you around the net... don't forget to write... or cartoon.

Open Blogging

...should be a party.

I danced at your wedding, I drank at your wake ... in the interim let us celebrate! This isn't a Great American Novel, it isn't the next Iliad or Odyssey ... or even The Stinky Cheese Man ... a blog should be the celebration of the author's' life ... what resonates with a given individual ... what is important to me, now ... Blog on!!!
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Jon Scieszka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jon Scieszka (SHEH-ska) (born September 8, 1954 in Flint, Michigan) is an American author of children's literature, best known for his collaborations with illustrator Lane Smith. He is also a nationally recognized reading advocate, and in early 2008 was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Librarian of Congress.[1][2]

The Guys Read compilation stems from his personal nonprofit literacy program for boys and men, Guys Read, which he created due to his reaction to United States government statistics regarding literacy amongst boys, as well as society's attitudes toward masculinity.

Open Goodbye

Isn't it just like the net ... a man you never met, via a man you never met...and yet with his passing you know you are diminished... or... you have yet another hero... or... another standard to ascribe to...

Shang Goodwin

I am truly sorry I never met you ... I am less for it. David S. Isenberg, thank you for sharing...
Shang's craft was listening. He would ask you a question and listen with his whole brain to the answer. Then he'd ask you a deeper question. Sometimes they were very personal questions; if somebody else had asked, it'd be impolite. But Shang had such genuine curiosity that it was OK when he asked.
In a world full of important people I can say that I am sorry that I never got to meet him...

Open Awakening

So glad that somebody mentioned it or I would have missed it completely...

Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

Open Exhibition

Open Conundrum

Do we want politicians who tell us the truth - a truth that we can barely stand to hear. Or do we want politicians who tell us a nice story? Who tell us the fairy tale we want to hear with the ending that we want - for our lives?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Open WRONG, just plain

Hi, William Meloney.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Open Chance, Last

Big Mc has one chance to capture the office of POTUS.

If his little buddy Bush were to aggressively exit Vietnam uh, Iraq then, and only then, would Big Mc have a chance to be Pres...

Open Giggles

Does it strike anyone else silly that Loic Le Meur plots his 'Social Map' on rule lined paper with a blue pen?

Open Infamy

Winston, over at Nobody Asked said that JohnB, over at Blog Meridian said all I had to do was click my heels together three times and say "MacGyver, MacGyver, MacGyver."

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Open Surprise, Pleasant

Working with Firefox 3 Beta 5 rc 2 (ff3b5rc2 for short) and I just tried the Full Screen view (F11) ... WOWSERS!!!

Implemented with an auto-hiding tool bar ff3b5rc2 offers a FULL SCREEN presentation - top-to-bottom, side-to-side web page presentation - this means that for the very screen I am composing on I do not have to scroll down when it comes time to click the [PUBLISH POST] button.

Open Concern

That GIANT sucking sound? That is Freedom being flushed away!

Brazil: Blogs banned from the 2008 elections

Open Meltdown

The continuing saga of virtual community failure ...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Facebook Suicide

My recent decision to rejoin real world interactions prompted me to leave Facebook forever. However, I could not do it wihout one final hurra! Below, for your viewing pleasure, is the letter I wrote to all of my "freinds" on Facebook...

The letter that follows is great. SLH speaks eloquently to both his concerns and the real needs of community.
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I realize that I may fall out of touch with many of you because I have chosen to leave this virtual network; but I am confident that those of you who truly are concerned or even curious to know what I am doing can send an email or an IM. I am privileged enough to know who my friends are… they make an effort to stay in touch that goes beyond a comment on a picture or “Facebooking me”.

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