Tell me something good Update 8/23/2018: Google Assistant is now dishing up good news from Solutions Journalism Network when I ask it to tell me something good. So, give it a try 🙂 For a couple of years now, I have been saying (to myself and my husband) how much I wish I would hear more GOOD NEWS … Continue reading Tell me something good

Give a spit (for science)

Day 346 of #LiveWell2017 DNA technology has advanced so quickly that a simple sample of saliva can help researchers figure out all kinds of things about our bodies and how they work. It has boosted genetic research around the globe. If you want to be a part of a scientific research project that could further … Continue reading Give a spit (for science)

Lose the phone

Day 142 of #LiveWell2017 I'm slowly working my way through Nancy Colier's book, The Power of Off. The first part of the book emphasizes our relationship with (i.e. our addiction to) technology and the second part lays out how that affects our relationships with others. So many of her examples could well be lifted right from the … Continue reading Lose the phone

How Unplugging Really Means Reconnecting

For several weeks leading up to our planned vacation, life had gotten crazy. My day job was busier than expected. My consulting business was busier than ever. I was fretting over new presentations, trying to wrap up things at work so I could be away and not feel guilty, and was just kind of overwhelmed … Continue reading How Unplugging Really Means Reconnecting

JuniorCamp SWFL Puts Kids in Spotlight

My last post was an introduction of sorts to JuniorCamp SWFL. Today is a re-cap of this historical event. At 9:30 AM Saturday January 30, 2010, 30 kids from six Lee County schools, ranging in age from 9-18, showed up at the first ever JuniorCamp at BarCamp SWFL to share what they knew about technology … Continue reading JuniorCamp SWFL Puts Kids in Spotlight

Making History with JuniorCamp SWFL

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, southwest Florida will play host to its first ever barcamp, and I have been given the unique opportunity and privilege to coordinate a parallel event for K-12 students - we're calling it JuniorCamp. As far as we can tell, this may be the very first barcamp for kids held in … Continue reading Making History with JuniorCamp SWFL

How Canyons School District Inspires the World…

Yesterday, August 26th, 2009, the brand new Canyons (Utah) School District opened its doors to students for the first time and ushered in a whole new era of learning. I don't live in Utah. I don't work for Canyons. I am actually 2000 miles away in southwest Florida. But I have been inspired beyond imagination … Continue reading How Canyons School District Inspires the World…