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Good Things Ahead

Two years ago, J. and I had just moved to Melbourne. I was still freelancing, scraping together rent money from multiple writing, translation, and video description contracts. In November of that year, I randomly met Leni and Dave at an event, and started working at Flippa shortly after. It was, in one word, luck.    …

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Balancing out the negative

It’s easy for the negatives to take over. Stuff like the TechCrunch Disrupt, ah, occurrence  and the ensuing Twitter wars. Stuff like George Zimmerman getting the benefit of the doubt. And more personal stuff, too: family being far away, big questions looming near.  Today I’m balancing that out with reading about building successful communities, and single thirtysomething …

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Stay scared.

I loved journalism school, but for someone with anxious tendencies (such as myself), it wasn’t the most relaxing of times. We were taught to always second-guess ourselves — in other words, we were asked to be in a perpetual state of fear. One professor often said that we should be trembling with apprehension as we …

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A Twitter Trainwreck

No one can look away from a train wreck, and I certainly couldn’t tear myself away from this trainwreck of a Twitter exchange. It ended pretty well, actually, considering. So far, no one has been fired or sued, and I’m sure it’s been great for brand awareness… Is any publicity really good publicity? I work …

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On meticulousness.

I’ve spent the afternoon watching the three episodes of Signé Chanel I could easily find online while stitching a few blackwork embroidery squares. Signé Chanel follows Rue Cambon’s couturières in the weeks leading to a Chanel fashion show. It’s incredible insight into the work that goes into a single item of clothing.  Three things struck me about the …

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Pretty powerful

“I don’t want my girls to be children who are perfect and then, when they start to feel like women, they remember how I thought of myself as ugly and so they will be ugly too. They will get older and their breasts will lose their shape and they will hate their bodies, because that’s …

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December 2 2012

“Last year, I visited Kabul and Herat. I was curious how people in a country with roughly four percent internet penetration and limited mobile data access interacted with Google search and products. Since radio is a popular form of mass communication in Afghanistan, it turns out that people call in to a local radio show called Percipal (Seek and Search) and ask their query …

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Reading…

Too sore to go to the gym tonight, so I’m spending some quality time with  A&L Daily . Christopher Hitchens: an impossible act to follow, as written by his wife, Carol Blue.  The Sugar Wars, on soda, obesity and politics. Life After TED. Is TED running out of ideas? Is TED founder Richard Saul Wurman’s new …

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