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‘My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter’: The Story and Content Lessons of the Best Pinterest Board Ever

This is the story of Quinoa, a small, trendy child who wears haute couture and a model’s aloof expression. It’s also the story of how a hilarious Pinterest board for a fake child blew up this week on the interwebs, … Read More »

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#ContentTools: Effortless Storytelling from Disney’s New Story App

I love content creation tools that put wizard wands into the hands of Muggles. Instagram did this for photos, allowing mere mortals like me to create and share photos that were beautiful and expressive. Vine allows us to elegantly create … Read More »

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Some Thoughts on Leaning In: Giving Context to the Soundbites

Friday I had the opportunity to see Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg speak at the Harvard Club of Boston. She was in town to promote her new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Let me preface my … Read More »

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My Out Of Office Auto-Responder

Well, this is a disappointment. You dispatch an email to me only to have a response immediately — Holy cats! An email back! You got an email back!! Then you realize it’s just a dumb auto-responder. Nothing remotely personal about … Read More »

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8 Things I Know About Christmas

1. It’s not a major holiday until the smoke detector goes off. 2. My favorite holidays feel like hibernating. But with better food. And sometimes, presents. 3. The proper attire for Christmas dinner is jammies. 4. Under Armor is the … Read More »

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I Don’t Want to Go, But I Can’t Wait to Get There

“You can want one thing and have a secret wish for its opposite.” ―Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe Tonight I leave on an 8 PM flight for a six-day trip from Boston, Massachusetts, to Istanbul, Turkey. It’s a … Read More »

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‘If It’s Empty, Fill It’… and 10 Other Rules for Living Companionably with Teenagers, Kids and the Generally Clueless

I created this slide show a while ago, after a particularly interesting challenging irritatingly irritating few days when I felt like I was the only one in my household who recognized stuff that needed doing. And the only one who … Read More »

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Ann Handley is not impressed. (The back story.)

  Dani Hagen had the idea late last week to create a MarketingProfs version of the Olympic-inspired meme, “McKayla is not impressed.” Because I live under a rock, apparently, I had only a vague notion of what Dani was referring … Read More »

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Missing

My mother died 25 years ago yesterday, when she was 62. I realized this fact sometime last night, and it astounds me. First I was astounded because I remembered how, at the time, I thought that she was appropriately old … Read More »

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‘Content Rules’: Now in Paperback… With Pictures!

MmmmmMmmmmm… That new-book smell is now wafting throughout the place.

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Just A Dog

I’ve been in a tough place this week; like my skin is thin as tissue paper, and it bleeds raw at the slightest chafe. Yesterday the imbecile at the college financial aid office started arguing with me when I called … Read More »

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Same-Sex Discount

We are standing in line at Westminster Abbey, waiting to pay the admission fee. Up ahead, the cashier is housed behind glass in the entry vestibule, which is a small area with a cold, stone floor. It’s chilly and damp … Read More »

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