Can We Meet In Person Already?

I have a few wonderful events coming up, and I want to see all of you. Both of you… whatever. First off is the 140 Conference. April 20th will be my third 140 Conference, and I don’t even know that I can describe to you what I take away from it. Jeff Pulver has the unique ability to get the brightest and most progressive folks from the web and beyond into one room for an exchange of ideas. I’m off to New York for it, and I hope you’ll meet …

Giving

The last few days have been rainy here in Los Angeles. In addition to rain, there’s been wind. Enough wind to leave my house without power for 24 hours. In some ways it was awful, but in others it was great. 24 hours without computers is really quite lovely. 24 hours of candlelight, monopoly, reading books, puzzles and time with my husband and kids is really fun. It’s fun because I have shelter, and security. I don’t have any great needs beyond the obvious. Today I had a lunch and …

Tech Talk Tuesday: Doing Good

Remember the refugees? After I finish writing this post, I’m going to bed. Upstairs, in a bed which rests above the carpet and under the roof. I am a recipient of The American Dream. The refugee dream is simpler. A tent. A tent keeps a family safe, a tent is $200. Not very much, really, but a little more than what I can do on my own. The guys over at the UN introduced me to Clare, and she did this.

First I Was A Wilzig

Recently I was contacted by the UNHCR (The United Nations Refugee Agency), they would like to reach my audience. It’s been a week, and I’ve been trying to think of how I would tackle this subject. Because it’s close to my heart and I’m fearful of editing myself too much, I’m just going to write today and immediately hit publish. Before I married a Gottlieb, I was a Wilzig. We’re not a big family, and we’re not really a close family, but distance will do that to you. You see, …