Here's an article from the New York Times entitled "Is it OK to Blog About This Woman Anonymously?" Very interesting indeed.
"As we get older and more experienced, we overestimate the accuracy of our judgments, especially when the task is difficult and when we're involved with something of great personal importance." Gladwell, Malcolm. "Cocksure: Banks, battles, and the psychology of overconfidence." The New Yorker 27 July 2009: 26. Gladwell comes to this conclusion based (among other… Continue reading Getting Old(er)
I'm in the midst of planning my high school reunion. It will start on Guy Fawkes Day - though I don't anticipate that we will build a bonfire in the hotel lobby. Among other e-outreach activities, I set up a Facebook page for the event. The FB page contains info about the date, the city,… Continue reading Getting the Message Out…or IN
My name is Neob and I am from the planet JohBirSo. I have tied Kelly up (for her own good!) and taken over her blog. She will be released depending on how she treats my dog, Precious. You probably know that Kelly shows great indifference to all things four-legged (except CO). Can she be reformed?… Continue reading The Cover Up: A Mountain of Evidence
What is a blog? A blog is a place in which a person can write whatever s/he wants. Only in blog-speak, bloggers aren't writers, they are bloggers and they don't write, they post. The other day, I heard Patt Morrison on the radio refer to the people who comment on her KPCC blog as bloggers.… Continue reading The Disrepute of Blogging
This is the post you've been waiting for. I have bad news. We are all racists. I know, I know. You don't want to be a racist (I don't either). You think it is despicable to demean the humanity of another person, or to think of an entire group of people as inferior. Or perhaps… Continue reading Fussing and Fighting, My Friend
After my class at Pasadena Community Network last week, I watched some of Our Town with Marie Stein on KPAS 56. Marie's guest was Jane Roberts of 34millionfriends.org. Just like me, Jane was appalled when Pres. Bush II stood in the way of the Congressional appropriation for UNFPA. So Jane decided to raise some money… Continue reading We Can’t Sit Back and Blog