March 2008

Like driving in Los Angeles (or electricity most anywhere else), change continues to be both a sticky wicket and the only game in town. In other words, I’m not the only one wrasslin’ this bear. Exhibit A (from Andrew, in an email exchange generated by the last post on Change, that Bitch-Dog from Hell): Lately, […]

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Mar 25, 2008 16

What change looks like

Life has been a little tumultuous lately, largely of my own devising. For example, earlier this year I quit, or at least, quit long enough to take a big-girl step back. I started saying “no”, a lot. And started saying “yes” to things that didn’t always make sense. On the surface. To “normal” people. I’m […]

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I spent yesterday getting coached into organization by one phenomenal couple of personal productivity experts. It was everything I’d hoped for. And nothing I expected. (Or, shall I say, feared.) What I feared, and you can see this coming, if you’ve thought it through, is that I didn’t clean up enough for the cleaning lady. […]

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Mar 18, 2008 21

Crazy trying

About two years ago, I went nuts. Well, some people might call it that. I called it A Certain Longing: for peace…for quiet…for a little patch of green that I might call my own. And I started my strange, Saturday-morning p0rn routine: Wake up at The BF’s Make tea (and no, that’s not code for […]

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While I’m still a relative newcomer to this conference stuff, I learned a lot during my first South by Southwest festival in ’06, and a lot more than that since then. Stuff like…come alone! And with an open mind, the better to let old stuff drizzle out and new stuff pour in. Make plans, but […]

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I headed over to the Hilton last night, figuring I’d find me some geeks at the bar and kick off my SXSW with bourbon and fellowship. Three hours later, I left having met a bunch of guys here for a Whole Foods conference, an Iron Chef contestant, and a medical sales rep from Dallas with […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

I’m not a developer. (Oh, boy, am I not, more on that later.) I’m not a gamer, animator, early adopter, Mac fanboy, social network guru, internet celebrity or famous author/change agent/superstah with a new book to shill. But here’s the dirty little secret of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival: you don’t have to be […]

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