NaBloPoMo September 2014 Blogroll

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Badges

The official badge for September. ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Prompts

The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is HEALING. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September—or even if you're not!—here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free writing!) ...more

Heal with September's NaBloPoMo

As bloggers, our best tool for healing is the written word, so we are going to ask you to write your way towards healing this month. Whether you were emotionally affected by the shooting of Michael Brown, or have another event in your life where you need to find healing, we hope that you will take the month to write about your situation and take the words off of your heart. ...more

Fark Finally Bans Misogynistic Comments

Fark has put its foot down. You can no longer make rape jokes in the comment section. You can no longer try to shut down a conversation by calling a woman a slut. You can no longer state that a woman deserved to be violated because of what she was wearing or what she was doing. In other words, women can expect to be treated like human beings instead of garbage when it comes to the comment section of Fark. ...more
I can't say I've ever heard of Fark, but I'm always glad to see action taken against misogyny.more

What if You Can't Unplug? Being Productive While Still Checking Social Media

In a few weeks, my kids will return to school and I will get back to work.  Sure, I've been working all summer, but at a much lighter load.  In the fall, things will pick up again, and I will have to find the discipline to tear myself away from email, social media accounts, and blogs for a few hours a day lest I get nothing accomplished. Do me a favour and help me by not posting so many good thoughts online that I can't help reading.  Re-entry is always rough. ...more
I removed the Facebook and Twitter apps from my phone today. I'm going to try to leave them off ...more

Tell Us About Your Kitty for World Cat Day!

Cat lovers unite! (Dog lovers, go find something else to do.) Today is World Cat Day. Yes, a very real holiday, just like Christmas and Arbor Day.  We've rounded up some of our favourite cat blogs and social media accounts to help you celebrate. Join the party by telling us about YOUR kitty. ...more
marjo A little late on this due to an injury...but we were owned by 5 cats who all lived long ...more

What If You Found Out Your Spouse Was an Internet Troll?

Jezebel had a story today from Reddit about a woman who discovered her husband of six years was an Internet troll.  According to the poster, she discovered this accidentally on their shared computer after her husband went to work for the day.  After she realized the extent of his online activities spewing hate at strangers, she confronted him and was told that he used his trolling as an emotional release. Well. Some people eat chocolate or go running.  Others tell teenagers that they're ugly and should go kill themselves. ...more
First I will be surprised that I never noticed that my husband is an internet troll and exam ...more

Happy World Wide Web Day! Celebrate Online

Do you know what today is? Well, you likely guessed from the title of the post (rather than being a brainiac who likes to spell in binary for the fun of it) -- it's World Wide Web Day. But do you know why we celebrate it in August? Anyone? Anyone? It's because the first time people could go online was August 23, 1991. 23 years.  Think about how much your life has changed in the last 23 years. ...more
Yes free WiFi in Pleasanton CA at a softball complex Never thought I'd watch hubby play ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your August 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Memories of the Peace Memorial at Hiroshima. May it never ever happen again: ...more