Monday, February 18, 2008

pencils and first drafts

The February AW Blogchain was/is on the subject of "balance". Somewhere during reading
Miss Colby's post in the chain my mind churned up this:

On a new pencil, the lead side is 6 1/2 inches long. The eraser is only 1/4 inch.

Something about those numbers, I think, means that pencils were designed for first drafts.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Balance in the face of a Saint


OK, granted. You can't blame St. Valentine, or even Cupid. We (meaning people) did it to ourselves. Pick a store, any store. It's been there since before New Year's Eve. You know what I mean. The Valentine's chocolate aisle.

Flowers die. Diamonds carry a guilt all their own. Chocolate? Goes with every outfit. Every outfit but that pesky swimsuit, right? So, how to keep the weight plan in balance in the face overwhelming marketing?

Ya' got me.

What? You thought I had answers? Heck no, I'm just glad this is only the third season of chocolate.

I do have a bowl of Valentine color themed M&M's. AND, my Mom said that holiday candy has no calories. Always mind your Mom.


This entry is part of the AW February Blogchain. You'll find all of their blogs listed below. All of them are worth the mouse clicks.

One quick "shout out": Harriet the Spy? Will you be my Valentine? You're the first one to echo my own feelings about balance. Being out of balance motivates me. Out of balance doesn't mean life on the edge, just life on the move.


Up next on the hit parade is actually the Lady Marianne, My Path to Publication.

Check 'em all out, won't you?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Power (and speed) of the Public Voice

Regardless of which side of the ballot you march on, March.
Vote. Be Heard.
The primaries are just that, primary. The campaigns are a long way from over.

Above and beyond that, consider this, please:

Then consider this: The speech was given on January 8th.
The song and the video were produced and hit the streets in less than a month.
Less than a week later it has been seen by more than a million people.

For more information on the creation and publication of yeswecan, go see Slate, or the artist who made it happen,

What happens next? Well, that's up to you and me.

Howver, I'm not talking about your politics, or mine, with this post. I'm not talking about this candidate, or that one.

I'm thinking about the power of the "public voice" -- one technology-enhanced voice,-- any voice, in public, and the same power and technology that can, in turn, give a public one voice.