JANUARY 20, 2010 10:19AM

We Have Yet to Cry...

Earthquake Update from a friend on the ground, January 20th 2010

"Yesterday, I sat down most of the day, and that is a measure of progress.  I was at the door, making sure all employees and volunteers were tagged.  Many volunteers had been doing diverse tasks, and we felt the need… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 5, 2009 12:24PM

Brush with Death (or very nearly)

So - as I remember, I was about seventeen and had been sent home from school because of the snow.  This was always a huge pain, as it used to take me hours and two cross-town buses to get there on a good day. Why on earth we didn’t have phone… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2009 10:14PM

A Rose by Any Other Name - Part 2

I've discovered that Americans drink a lot of coffee - large amounts (like a Venti which is 20 ounces) and frequently. No matter how late for work they are in the morning, they'll either get up and put a brew on, or pop into one of the many coffee places en… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2009 11:06AM

A Rose by Any Other Name

I had an e-conversation with another US/UK blogger who "outed" herself to me in the process. (I know quite a lot of  anonymous bloggers' names now - Mwah ha ha!). The conversation turned to names that aren't pronounced the same in the US and the UK. A real problem when you… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2009 5:13PM

Can this be right?

I have just visited a friend who's been dealing with brain tumors for over 7 years. Fortunately she's had a job this whole time, altho' there have been a few lay-off scares. As usual in the US, losing her job would have meant losing the experts caring for her and losing… Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2009 10:35AM

Mother's little helper

Most people might not think of this gem as "technology" in the true sense of the word, but my grandmother certainly would. Back in the day, she apparently had to iron clothes with a honking big piece of heated up, well, iron. Every piece of it, including the handle, was capable… Read full post »