Category: Blogging and Social Media

A Tale of Two Critiques

Donald Trump has obviously become a very polarizing public figure. Every public comment or tweet is subject to disection and dirision. Deserved or not will depend on your politics, but last week I was struck by two critiques: both their similarities and how divergent they were.   The first was the photo of Kathy Griffin holding a bloody head that…

I Knit Where I Want

A few weeks ago during the hockey playoffs Twitter was a twitter when this photo started making the rounds: Not being a hockey fan, I stumbled across it inadvertently when someone I follow (an avid Pittsburg fan) tweeted about her. I've never heard of her but she might be my hero. 😀 — Bonnie Morse (@bhmorse) May 7, 2017 I’ve…

What Melania Trump Taught Me About Instagram

A month or so ago I read a post analyzing Melania Trump’s personality based on her Twitter photos. It’s a bit of a scary concept, people judging your motives and psyche based on the photos you post. It made me wonder what conclusions someone could draw from my Instagram photos. Like most people using Instagram, I curate what I post…

My Facebook Anniversary

The weekend marked the tenth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, so I wasn’t surprised this morning when I had a notification that today was my tenth anniversary on Facebook.  It’s odd to connect the two events, but I remember so clearly in the aftermath of the shooting the discussion about how students received information and updates from something called…

Beginning of NaBloPoMo

November is traditionally National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo).  Last year I participated and enjoyed it. This year, it’s after 9:00 pm on the first and – I’ve got nothing.  A couple of ideas; nothing close to being ready and with the time change: my bed is calling.  While I’m not sure I’m going to do everyday this month, I do…

Knitting on the Job

My entire adult life (and really some time before) I’ve worked for a non-profit fishermen’s association.  That’s over 22 years, plus a couple of summers as a student. Clearly it’s something I enjoy, at least most of the time.  A colleague says you have to have “a fire in your belly” to do this type of work for any length…