Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Walk this way... japee

The jumble of thoughts going through my head while walking the streets of Charleston, SC with my little camera...

The photos are wonderful. The commentary well written. Having briefly visited Charleston, SC earlier this year, I can verify that she is capturing the area very well. I am learning more each time I come to her page so that when I get a chance to return, I'll feel more at home.

Check out how she works her page; different, cool.


We are going to need a lot of activity from new bloggers in the next 30 days to reach our original goal of 100 posts by 100 bloggers in 100 days. Currently, there are 50 members on the 100 Bloggers team, but only 26 have posted. Today is Day 70 of the effort. Our deadline is December 30.

Please send recommendations, etc... to!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Run Strong / Run Long - LisaLeese

LisaLeese writes at Run Strong / Run Long. In her about me section, she answers the question why?
So, why do I keep at it? My mother asked me that recently, after looking at a list of my various injuries. "Don't they hurt a lot? Aren't you doing some permanent damage?" I reassured her the best I could that my knees would not go to mush, or that I would not cripple myself. I guess the only people who really understand why I keep coming back for more would be other runners. I do it for my physical health. I do it so I can eat BAD food and not feel too bad about it. I do it to keep my head clear. I do it for the challenge of training and the pain of speedwork, and realizing I am strong enough to triumph over that pain. I do it to be part of a greater community of runners who feel the same way about the road or trails under their feet, with nothing but their own thoughts to pace them. I do the marathons because.. they're there.. and why not?
If you want to hear about the trials of running and living in Houston, TX read LisaLeese!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Talking Story - Rosa Say

Rosa Say writes at Talking Story. She is the author of Managing with Aloha, a wonderful business text about managing with Hawaiian values. I recently finished reading it and will be doing a review on it shortly.

She has created a wonderful Ho'ohana community with her blog. Ho'ohana is the Hawaiian value for meaningful work.

Her posting today is from her archives for Thanksgiving 2004.
It is a good today as it was then.

Read Rosa!

Consider joining the Ho'ohana community.

You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Songs of Experience - Joan Nesbit Mabe

Joan Nesbit Mabe, a quality runner, member of several US National teams also coaches seejanerun (a club for running mothers) and blogs about running. New Englander's may recall her first place finish at Falmouth but she lists as

Greatest lifetime achievements:
3 daughters … Sarah Jane (12), Rosie (8), and Lizzie (4)

There is some balance to this lady runner. You can learn a lot by reading her!

Mommy Bloggers

Mommy Bloggers... mom by mom, changing the world. Is there anything sexier than a mommy in knee-high leather boots?


Monday, November 21, 2005

The New Charm School - Jennifer Warwick

Jennifer Warwick is a "women's career strategist" based in LA. That's Los Angeles.

She's heady, packing degrees from both Northwestern and Pepperdine and her work has been featured in several professional and trade rags.

She is also the creator and author of the blog NonprofitU.

I dig her because she called me bold and savvy. How easy am I?

Read Jennifer Warwick!

The Bumble Bee - Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson writes at The Bumble Bee.

He has a manifesto on Bioteaming:

Cooperative processes are not the automatic results of implementing collaborative, real-time communication technologies, but the result of a carefully designed and systematically maintained virtual team development plan.

For those of you who have already exposed themselves to the positive advantages made available by the use of cutting-edge communication and collaboration technologies, this should sound as a familiar melody. How many times have you been witness to technologically-based collaboration projects that have miserably failed? Why is there so much disjoint between technology potential and the productive use that business team members make of them?

If the solution is not in the technology enabling such networked business teams to easily interoperate, where is it then?

Read more of Ken and bioteaming!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sour Duck

Her tag line reads, "World Shut Your Mouth" and she recently hosted The Carnival of Feminists. She writes from the Bay Area, California. I think that is close to San Francisco.

Is there anything I like about this woman?

Absolutely! She digs The Clash, Jazz Butcher, and Throwing Muses. What else do you need to know?



...colorful comics to lift your spirits ...or make your think.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Woulda Coulda Shoulda (Redux)

Yes, Mir was Hitchhiked here on March 22, 2005.

I have laughed so much since then, I had to do something and ended up with this.

If you had not read Mir before, maybe you will now.


Wellness Works - Jane Bamber

In a world where there is so much stress and anxiety ... Jane's blog is all about positive thinking and lifestyles. You may not be in control of everything around you but are in control of your own choices, outlook and happiness.

Read Wellness Works!


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Island of Spice - James Ainsworth

James Ainsworth writes that he is
a freelance writer and journalist in Denver. I write features about music, entertainment and popular culture, particularly in relation to Africa and African Americans, and I also do copywriting and scriptwriting. I've traveled extensively in Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore, and I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for 8 years, from the historic April, 1994 national elections until March, 2002.
In "On African and African American Actors" he writes:
Ah, Bra John, "Their blacks are better than yours"? I think you're a little misguided on this...

Much respect, John Matshikiza--much respect... Don't get me wrong--your work in theater, stage, film and television is uncompromising. I loved you in that artful, stupendous film, "The Heart of the Country." Between the breathtaking scenery, shining cinematography, and passionate portrayals of idiosyncratic characters karmically entwined in the Free State, I saw a glimpse of the possibility of what real, world-class South African cinema could be.

Read the full posting here.

Read all of James!

Monday, November 14, 2005

What was I thinking? - Sela Carsen

So why is it that in the "Occupation" section, there's not a spot for Wife, Mom or Writer? Those are the things that occupy my days, but I suppose they're a bit nebulous.
Sela is a writer and shares her writing struggles with all who stop by. For example:

Wrote Synopsis

Did not die.

Actually, it didn't even hurt. Maybe it's the slash and burn writer in me, but I hacked my novella down to half a page in about half an hour this morning. Before my first cup of coffee.

Read more of Sela here.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ypulse - Anastasia Goodstein

Anastasia Goodstein publishes Ypulse. It focuses on what matters for the Y generation.

For those of us not part of that group, this is a good place to keep current.

Read Ypulse!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Like spinning plates! His words. Not mine.

Check out this recent post, Wacky Castle House.

Wacky, yes. Creepy, yes. But the word that comes to my mind is disturbing. What the hell is going on there?

Monday, November 07, 2005

Brain Waves - Zack Lynch

Zack Lynch, managing director of NeuroInsights, is an economic and social forecaster advising global organizations on the impact of neurotechnology on business, government and society. He serves on the advisory boards of the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics, Global Neuroscience Initiative, and SocialText, a social software company. He is currently finishing his book on Neurosociety: How Brain Science Will Shape the Future of Business, Politics and Culture.

Zach Lynch is certainly a busy man.

Here Zack blogs about Intention, Perception and Beliefs. This is heady stuff.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Funny Ha-Ha or Funny Peculiar? - Betsy Devine

Betsy blogs about blogging, writing, science, the battle of good versus evil and more. Here she blogs from Lexington, Kentucky, "enjoying bluegrass friendliness and food" with Frank. Her blog is both funny ha-ha and funny peculiar.

Here she writes,
  • Fans of J Lo have besieged my husband for autographs.
  • HRH Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden told me which kind of long underwear is best for the Ice Hotel (Middle weight, he said, and he was right.)
  • Frank's picture got added to Princeton's Nobel gallery, a place we loved visiting, way back when we were courting.
  • And I'm racing to sort out, By October 15, the rest of this year's adventures for publication in a book with Frank!

Read Betsy Devine.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Jonathan's Blog - Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz is the CEO of Sun Microsystems writes a blog.

As I wrote a week or so ago, building a user base isn't about rewriting unctionality that works well today, it's about identifying efficiencies and differentiation, and innovating to create value for consumers.

Read the remainder of his "Simple Future" here.

As a software guy, here's a simple (though often irritating) rule behind user oriented software: The language in which a product is written has nothing to do with the value it conveys. Coming from the company that produced Java technology, that probably sounds a little odd. But it's a simple truth, especially when it comes to users: if the app's no good, it's no good, even if it's implemented in Java. Or PHP. Or Rails.

Read the remainder of his posting on Open, Ajax and Common Sense here.

This should be enough of a teaser to lead you to set up to read Jonathan's Blog regularly.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Dilbert Blog - Scott Adams

Yes, another celebrity blogger.

Well, not JUST another celebrity.

Scott Adams. Dilbert's creator.

And it is a worthy blog.

Check it out!

Kudos to Average Jane for bringing this to my attention.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Sneeze - Steven

Hey, how many Steves talk abut their Dolores?

Can't be that many of us, so this guy's gotta be good. I mean, we have something in common right away.

Except he eats this. And I won't go near that.

He blogs. I blog. See what I mean!

He even TiVo's Good Eats! I can't get enough of Alton Brown cause I don't have a TiVo.

Read more of Steven here.

Kudos to Average Jane for bringing this site to my attention.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Teach Me Team Work - Tom Heck

Tom Heck blogs on the coach approach to team and leadership development games and theory.

Tom writes

... there are six stages of development:
1. Restoration Stage
2. Personal Foundation Stage
3. Adult Stage
4. Attraction Stage
5. Fulfillment Stage
6. Legacy Stage (the most advanced stage)

The length of time a team has been together does not necessarily reflect where they are along their path of development. There are many well-established teams that are at the Personal Foundation Stage (and may remain there for the life of the team).

One way to determine the stage of the team is to administer the assessment to all the team members. Compile the data from all of the individual assessments and average the scores and you’ll get a clear sense of where the team is along their path of development.

This is good stuff on team work and team building.

Read Tom here!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Hog Blog - Sally Hogshead

Hey, when you have a name like Hogshead, you can't call your blog "straight from the horses mouth" can you?

Hence, the Hog Blog, is Sally's voice, which is behind her recent book Radical Careering and her recent interview as a Cool Friend of Tom.

Read Sally here at the Hog Blog!