Showing posts with label Twitter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twitter. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Vine: There is never enough

I love you, always. Time is nothing.” ― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

 
* My first Vine attempt.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Birthday Colorstrology

I recently came across a book that pairs your birthday with a color and gave it a go for fun. Here's my color and what it says about me:


Colorstrology creates a personal color for every day of the year that embodies certain characteristics and qualities that help you to understand yourself and navigate the world that surrounds you.

According to Michele Bernhardt, "Your birthday color may or may not be your favorite color, but it is a color designed to nurture the real you to recognize, celebrate and honor your own TRUE COLORS. While your color preferences may change as you evolve, your birthday color remains constant."

To learn more about Colorstrology you can read "What Your Birthday Color Says About You" by Michele Bernhardt or visit www.colorstrology.com.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My New Twitter Header

is literally a piece of art.

Canvas print by Jon Solid, at Domeasolid.com


Have you changed yours yet?  Mashable explains how to do it here.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Lit Links & Scoops

.. and then there was a delightful surprise!
..(Photo: honor the gift)
- A list of 10 highly anticipated movies this season are based on books, from classics like 'Anna Karenina' to the final 'Twilight' installment via USA Today

- What is the future of storytelling? Immersion, interactivity, integration and impact via The Next Web

 - I'm so honored to be have made this list of the Global Top 100 Social Media Agencies & Consultants 2012-13 via SparkAh

- Know your audience: Millennials Buy More Books Than Everybody Else via Good.is

- 20 Social Media Touch Points You May Be Missing via Snapshot Social Media

- 2012 List of the the most sought after out-of-print books in America via Bookfinder

- Take it to the outside: The 6 Best Street Art Sites for Creative Inspiration via My Life Scoop

 - Why P&G Should Win an Olympic Gold Medal for Marketing - The three things that P&G did that made their ads standout.

- Junot Díaz’ on a few things he’d like to tell his swaggering teenage self via NY Mag

- 50 Best Books: Fall 2012's Must-Reads via HuffPo

Friday Five: How To...

How To Sell Books With Social Media via The Creative Penn

How To Read a Book a Week via Julien Smith

How to write a bad review via Salon

How to Deal with a Vicious Review of Your Book via The Awl

How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read via BrainPickings

Trailer for a animated film based on the Selkies, mythical women who can take on the form of seals, were at one point pretty much my entire conception of “Ireland,” probably a weird thing for a kid with 50% Irish-born great-grand parents. The selkie story generally begins when a fisherman falls in love with one and steals the magical seal skin that allows her to change shape, and then marries her. It generally ends when she finds where he’s hidden the seal skin and escapes back to the sea, leaving him to raise their children alone.


Song Of The Sea - Conceptual Trailer from Cartoon Saloon on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women List: The Latinas

Yesterday Forbes announced its 9th annual ranking of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. You can see the whole list here, www.forbes.com/power-women.


Members of the 2012 ranking represent women in technology (a new category this year), politics, business, media, entertainment,  non-profits, as well as billionaires – all ranked by money, media presence and impact.   

The women represent 28 countries, have an average age of 55, and a combined 90 million Twitter followers.   

“This year’s Power Women exert influence in very different ways, and to very different ends, and all with very different impacts on the global community,” said Moira Forbes, President & Publisher, ForbesWoman. “

Whether leading multi-billion-dollar companies, governing countries, shaping the cultural fabric of our lives, or spearheading humanitarian initiatives, collectively these women are changing the planet in profoundly powerful and dynamic ways.


Below are the Latinas on the list:

  • Dilma Rosseff (No. 3) – President, Brazil
  • Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (No. 16) – President, Argentina
  • Maria das Gracas Silva Foster (No. 20) – CEO, Petrobras, Brazil
  • Jennifer Lopez (No. 38), Entertainer, Entrepreneur, U.S./Puerto Rico   
  • Shakira Mebarak (No. 40) – Entertainer, Philanthropist, Columbia
  • Rosalia Mera (No. 54) – Billionaire Philanthropist, Spain
  • Sofia Vergara (No. 75) – Actress, Entrenpreneur Colombia 
  • Giselle Bündchen (No. 83) – Supermodel, Ambassador, UN Environmental Program, Brazil



Friday, August 03, 2012

Lit Links & Scoops

- The Plantation in Puerto Rican Popular Music


The Biggest One-Man Run Online Book Club Leader Never Reads the Books

- Boston Review’s Paula M.L. Moya did a two part interview with Junot Díaz here.

- How to brew your own hibiscus sun tea. recipe here. Cooling, and packed with antioxidants. I add: 1 tablespoon of rose hips, 1 tablespoon of elderberries, 1 tablespoon strips of orange zest too.


- They fell in love at Borders. via Salon


- 10 Latino Olympians to follow on Twitter via NBC Latino


- A smart and candid rant about confused anger, girl crushes and Sheila Heti's acclaimed novel on friendship. via Salon


- There is still time to participate in the 3rd annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice - Soy Poderosa blog carnival. Sign up here.


- Dazzling: 37 Home Library Design Ideas With a Jay-Dropping Visual and Cultural Effect (here), 

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World (here) and Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library (here)


The Intercultural Self or, Race, Culture and This White Chick; Part One

- Cool KickStarter Project: A Crowdfunded Farm Brings Traditional Mexican Flavors to New York via Good.is


- Speaking of Food: Latin Eats: NYC Restaurant Week List

-  The trailer for this book includes a girl in blackface - enough said. Read the article at xoJane.


- More yum: 11 Delicious Latin food blogs you need to follow

- Some Brief Thoughts on Media Violence and Critical Literacy via PETER GUTIERREZ.


- Ten Reasons Parents Should Read Multicultural Books to Kids via Incultureparent

- How to Survive in a Interracial Relationship When You Don’t Have the Support of Your Family & Friends via Chantilly Patiño.


Coming Soon:


Now on Sundance:

 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Express Yourself

A recipe for healing and personal growth:

"Queen of the Dragonflies" by Kathie Briggs
Honor yourself.

Take of yourself.

Love yourself.

Don't settle or tolerate mistreatment from anyone.

Ask for what you want.

If you don't say what you want, then you're not going to get it.

Put it out into the Universe.

If you don't know what you want, go on a journey within.

Find your inner strength.

Speak to your inner child.

Tap into your passion, intuition, and wisdom.

Each one of us has a unique gift, strength and talent that longs for expression in the world.

Claim your power.

Do what you love.

And then share it with the world.

"Remember that you are
a human being with a soul
and the divine gift
of articulate speech"

--George Bernard Shaw
*** My new mantra for 2011

Monday, June 15, 2009

On the Homeless Front

I don't usually write about such politically charged topics but there were two items recently that came to my attention that I felt I needed to discuss. Both are related to homelessness. I've know many people who have been homeless or have been unfortunate enough to have to stay at homeless shelters. None of them were mentally ill, or drug addicts. Most of them were simply ordinary people who lost their apartments because of domestic isssues, were unable to pay their rent, ran out of relatives to stay with or had some sort of natural disaster.

When I read that people were up in uproar over a an upscale building in Brooklyn that the city turned into a temp. shelter, I was rather disgusted by humanity's selfishness and greediness. The place has granite countertops, terraces, marble bathrooms and walk-in closets. It was meant to be a luxury condo building however because of the economy the developer had to turn to other means to not lose all profits.

Now, it seems some people were rather upset by the idea of homeless people "living large."

"I'm a hardworking taxpayer, and I don't think homeless people should be living better than me," fumed Desmond John, 35, a window salesman who wanted to rent one of the fancy apartments. "They said it's not for rent. It's a shelter. I was shocked."
I'm also a hardworking taxpayer but somehow I think it's rather unfair to decide how someone 'should live' based on their place/status in society. To say people, don't deserve to be there is just wrong and very sour grapes. That's another human being, just like you. First of all, it's a temporary situation and perhaps it's a rather nice reprieve for someone who has suffered to get to stay in such a place for a little while. Uplifting and renewing.

In that same vein, NPR introduced us to "Homeless advocate Eric Sheptock [who] uses technology to get his message out. Though he's homeless himself, he keeps a blog, a Facebook page and a Twitter account. He spends a lot of time in the city's public libraries, where he gets free access to a computer. There he can check his e-mail account and write his blog — called On the Clock with Eric Sheptock — which has so far attracted hundreds of readers. He recently wrote about his concern that the homeless shelter he now lives in is in danger of closing. "

How amazing is that!

Learn more about Eric at www.npr.org

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Jon Stewart on Twitter

On the nation's recent Twitter craze:

“For the uninitiated, here’s how Twitter works — I have no f------ idea.”



Pretty funny!

via Techmeme

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What Your Twitter Followers Tweet Says a Lot about You

Cloud via twittersheep.com:

 
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