Category musings

On watching airplanes in San Jose

Flying scares the living daylights out of me. It’s the same thing with most roller coasters. It’s not a motion sickness thing. Or a fear of heights thing. It’s entirely psychological. I’m completely unnerved by not being in control. It doesn’t matter how safe flying is or how seasoned the pilot. Not to mention the sheer […]

Caught in the rain in northern California

Don’t listen to people when they say that people in California cannot drive in the rain. Don’t listen because they’re lying – it’s far worse than they let on. Driving on the highway during a drizzle might as well be a death wish. Changing lanes on the 1o1? Don’t even think about it, pal. Merging […]

My very cliche 2013 resolutions post

I originally had these wrapped into a bigger, longer, awesomer blog post, but, as it turns out, I couldn’t seem to get the message focused. So, I’ve ripped them out and put them here (#IDoWhatIWant). So, in no particular order, here are some 2013 resolutions – some of which are my own and some of […]

Looking back as I move forward

I still need to pack. You would have no idea that I am leaving in less than a week. (Here’s a nice tune to listen to while reading this.) Tonight would have been a fantastic night to put a dent in my large pile of laundry, the vast amount of needing-to-be-filled boxes of personal belongings […]

Lift-ing my way to better habits #props

I came across an interesting app the other day called Lift. As the creators put it: Lift is a simple way to achieve any goal, track your progress, and get the support of your friends. Indeed. It’s essentially a social network driven by you keeping track of the frequency you work towards goals, “habits” as […]

Data Visualization is QUICKLY Becoming My Favorite Content to Produce

I love infographics and have ever since I saw my first one a few years ago (probably on Mashable). To me, there is nothing more powerful than data- numbers don’t lie. Of course, you can manipulate data to portray things one way or another, but you can’t dispute numbers. In a world where shades of […]

The NYT and Flipboard: My Takeaway and (humble) Advice

Without rehashing what has already been well-written by Poynter’s Jeff Sonderman, the recent deal between the New York Times and third-party app Flipboard is an interesting agreement that raises some questions for publishers and news orgs in general. Sonderman laid out “four things” for us to ponder, but I want to focus on the last […]

3 Ways You Can Help Officially Kill “Call Me Maybe”

Call Me Maybe. You either absolutely love it or completely despise it. There is no gray area here. The viral hit from Carly Rae Jepsen has made it to the top of iTunes, inspired a ridiculous amount of parody videos and has taken the internet by storm. We haven’t seen this kind of craze for […]

#WJchat and beyond!

I am very excited and humbled to be joining some of the best digital journalists in the industry as a member of the #wjchat crew! I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the weekly chat for the past several months and am looking forward to expanding the project by sharing ideas, best practices, tips, tools and […]

I’m using Twitter to sell my body to raise money for the Special Olympics

You read that correctly. If you haven’t already heard, I, along with a group of friends, will be participating in the Penguin Plunge on March 11, 2012 at Lake Quassy in Middlebury, CT. If you don’t know what the Penguin Plunge is, check out this video. Basically, a bunch of nut cases jump into a […]