december 11, 2018

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ~ Nora Ephron     Over the past two days I had the chance to see many of my beloved colleagues from my days at the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The always completely delightful Gina Costello (above) was the last NDNPer I ran into, but we made up for lost time with a nice chat before the last

september 15, 2014

“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” ~ Buddha     How do you get a group of people to smile broadly after sitting all day in a meeting? You lay down in front of them. Works every time (this is the only time I’ve ever done it, so I wouldn’t take my word for it). This group of

march 12, 2014

“Self worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” ~ Mandy Hale News came that Vermont colleague Birdie MacLennan died after a brief illness two days ago. We met when she attended our first meta|morphosis: film-to-digital institute  back in 2006. I last saw her at the annual National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) awardee meeting in September 2013 (above). She was approachable

november 18, 2013

“In life you only get as much peace as you make.” ~ JD Carruthers Marie and I boxed up the microfilm for the last National Digital Newspaper Program award for Kentucky. I would say it was bittersweet, but it really wasn’t. We fondly reminisced about the program. So much has changed in the eight years since it began, not all of it good – certainly not for newspapers – but

september 12, 2013

“I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I do believe in taking care of each other.” ~ Harvey Fierstein Today was my last day with my NDNP peeps. It was a wonderful day. Everyone was so kind. Many told me how much they enjoy the teaching

september 11, 2013

“Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I started my day late to my presentation. I ended my day with dinner with friends at my favorite restaurant,

september 27, 2012

“There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets credit.” ~ John Wooden I’ve come to love and appreciate DC. The Metro almost always makes me ill. Or maybe it is the recirculating air in the plane. Whatever the case, this cold has made for a real effort filled day. However, I gave my presentation. It was well received, and I was once again told I’m famous.