Lotus Moment: Steel Horses Can Be Just As Beautiful As The Real Ones

By |August 20th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: In a recent attempt to learn more about the Garden State, I took a quick trip over to Mills Reservation for an introduction to hiking, Jersey-style.

It was a wee muggy thanks to the rainy spring we’ve had, but I enjoyed my stroll […]

Lotus Moment: V Is For Victrola

By |March 12th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: To quote Shakespeare, “if music be the food of love, play on!” That was my exact sentiment as I walked through the Institute of Jazz Studies @50 exhibit at the Paul Robeson Galleries last Wednesday. Along with saxophones from jazz greats like […]

Extra! Extra! – Wordsmiths, Ballet Apps & Soot

By |January 25th, 2016|

The latter half of 2015 saw me running hither and yon to make a major life change and acclimate myself to a new job, a new city and a new routine. So even though the shift didn’t quell my hunger for arts & culture, I […]

Lotus Moment: Go Streaked Lightning!

By |October 28th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: I came across this beautiful specimen while out running a few errands this past weekend and … can I just say I had to resist the urge to run up and hug her! The owner came out of the store while […]

What Happens When Books Go "Out Of Print"?

By |August 12th, 2013|

I had the pleasure of taking in a showing of the new documentary Out of Print during the Indianapolis International Film Festival. The topic is understandably important to me thanks to my publishing background, but as a devotee of reading books on the printed page, […]

The Real Problem with LinkedIn Endorsements

By |April 1st, 2013|

There’s been quite a bit of discussion over the last few months regarding LinkedIn’s new feature: Endorsements. Some are put off by the addition, claiming it’s the lazy person’s recommendation. Others say it’s a fair rider to a complete profile that gives potential employers a […]

Creating A Room Of One's Own

By |August 18th, 2012|

In February, I wrote about the quest to replace my trusty Mac mini, Sergio. I purchased my first Mac mini in 2006. After 3.5 loyal years of operating splendidly and 2.5 excruciating years of driving me crazy, I finally needed to move on.

Fast forward to […]

Old Multitasking Habits Die Hard

By |August 9th, 2012|

Last year at this time, I made a pledge to end my obsession with multitasking. It was a fairly successful experiment where I listed 9 Do’s that for a short while became Don’ts.

Some Don’ts were easier to maintain than others, but the feeling of being […]

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

By |May 16th, 2012|

One of the biggest perils of creating content as a freelancer is copyright infringement. Yes, we also stress about plagiarism and outstanding invoices that go ignored. Yet the fear of your work appearing in someone else’s oeuvre without permission is very real.

Coming from the world […]

Pinterest: You're Not Doing It Wrong!

By |April 23rd, 2012|

If you’ve only led a cursory existence in social media circles lately, you’ve still probably heard about the newest kid on the block, Pinterest. And it’s no wonder. The meteoric rise of Pinterest in the first quarter of 2012 is enough to make any startup-wannabe […]