Why The Internet Is Still Awesome

"They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes.” - Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens, 2006. "The Internet has its charms and its dangers.” - Peter the Librarian, to incoming freshman... Continue Reading →

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Write Me When You Get To Liverpool

At the end of a visit with my grandma, just before we’d go our separate ways, she’d shower me with affection and leave me with a few words of wisdom. One of her favorite things to say before parting was “Skriv till mig när du kommer till Liverpool.” This phrase was Swedish for “Write me... Continue Reading →

If You Want to Know What’s Going On in Madison, Wisconsin, Don’t Ask the Local News

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I currently reside, has four major news stations and one major newspaper, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. These local news sources, like every local news source across Wisconsin and now America, have been reporting on all of the latest developments of the budget protests in Madison, Wisconsin and providing up-to-the-minute information whenever possible.... Continue Reading →

A Vacation From the Internet

Last week, I enjoyed a fabulous, all-inclusive vacation in Mexico. I spent the week with family and friends on the Caribbean Sea, sipping drinks on the beach, enjoying 80 degree weather, and working on my tan in January--oh and visiting ancient ruins in Tulum.  I could not have asked for a better vacation.  At the... Continue Reading →

Help Find Joe Sjoberg

Joe Sjoberg (pronounced SHOW-BERG) has been missing from Madison, WI since Monday, November 29th.  Originally from Washington state, 22 year-old Joe Sjoberg was reported missing after he didn't show up at work or his apartment.  Joe left with his car and cell phone and nothing indicates any foul play connected with his disappearance. I have personally never met Joe,... Continue Reading →

Words, Words, Words

I read a great blog post today that touched upon the most-looked up words of the summer as defined by Merriam-Webster.  One of the points the post made is that the average American doesn't know the meaning of some  common words such as "despicable," "inception," and "frugal." I tweeted this post which prompted an equally great conversation on Twitter... Continue Reading →

Your Services Are No Longer Required

Due to the uncertainty of our economy, more and more of us are getting acquainted with unexpected unemployment.   Unemployment doesn't just happen to strangers, it happens to the best of us.   Just this weekend, the Milwaukee Public School system laid off  nearly 500 of its classroom teachers.  (Incidentally, the Milwaukee Public School system posted some of the nation's lowest reading... Continue Reading →

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