I wish I had a story to post this week, but haven’t had a chance to revisit the past for a while. Modern technology, however, is requiring me to send this test post out because I’ve switched to a different program to distribute the Me & My Shadow blogposts to subscribers. (If you are […]
As mentioned earlier, I uncovered the history of Chicago’s Municipal TB Sanitarium but learned little about the purpose it served. Guest blogger Dr. Gilberto Gonzalez, a retired general surgeon, offered to fill in the blanks for me. Dr. Gonzalez trained at Mercy Hospital in Chicago for three years, the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium for one year (1961-62) and […]
We’re on the Internet to find old friends and make new ones who share our interests: books, writing, cooking, crafts, work, politics, humor, parenting, travel. The merging of traditional content and new formats feels seamless. Except when it doesn’t. At certain times, and winter break is one of those times, being on the Internet is at odds with life. […]
Can you imagine a blog without a year-end list? Mine is my favorite website discoveries. They’ve served me well through a year of loss and change. They seem like the kind of sites that will be around for a while. Best of all, they’re all free. I’ve divided the list into three categories covering major types of […]
Today, there’s Meetup.com, a website that captures the independent-minded spirit and organized chaos of a university without walls program.
The latest trend in social media is Foursquare, a website that helps people turn their virtual connections into real ones. You can do this on your own. I do, once a month, when I have lunch with Elaine Soloway and Bonnie McGrath. I met Elaine hanging out at Danny Miller’s blog in the comments aisle, which usually […]