From the Tiny Revolution: Now Small is Powerful

From the Magpie Girl site, from Rachelle Mee-Chapman,  Small is Beautiful/ Small is Powerful Blogger Manifesto (The original site is gone but I found a link via the Web Archive). I used to think that small was beautiful. Rather like a delicate rosebud in a cut-crystal vase. Or a butterfly wing. Now I know differently. Now … Read more

Victoria Day: The Holiday Becoming Lost in Time

Victoria Day celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday. This year it will be on May 21st. There will be people who don’t know who Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) is. Maybe they know her for the century she influenced with Victorian fashion and protocol. They aren’t likely to know much about Queen Victoria herself. Some won’t even … Read more

Five Manifestos for Life | Brain Pickings

Five Manifestos for Life | Brain Pickings. Five Manifestos for Life by Kirstin Butler How a numbered list can start a personal revolution. Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these … Read more

For the Letter Writers

I’ve written about letter writing before: Letter Writing and Letter Writing Fading to Black. But, it’s time for another look, to see what’s new, what I missed and just for the sake of the letter writers themselves (they who need to be appreciated). “Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.” … Read more

Hyperlocal, What is It?

I’ve seen the term hyperlocal come up three times lately. I decided to spend some time to find out what it is exactly and how it is being used. Of course, Wikipedia comes up first in the results I get from Google. : Hyperlocal – refers to the emergent ecology of data (including textual content), … Read more