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September 1, 2010 It actually seems surreal. Sure, “taking a year off” is something we have talked about for as long as we can remember but I don’t know if we ever thought it would actually happen. So, why now? The kids are old enough but not too old (they... Continue »
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12 years of dreaming about it...4 months of seriously talking about it...2 1/2 months of preparing for it and five one-way tickets to who knows where.... Continue »
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Granada is spectacular. Just gorgeous. The town is lively and the people are strikingly friendly; especially on contrast to alicante. We were going to take a bus from alicante to Granada and then decided to rent a car for the month instead. We picked it up at the train staion... Continue »
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Our kids are back at school and we are back to conjuring up healthy food on the fly. When it comes to healthy eating we are constantly referring to one of our favorite books, The Jungle Effect, written by local... Continue »
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Kerrie, along with family and friends, had the great fortune to visit Turkey this summer. It was a memorable trip not just for the hospitality of Turkish people and their rich history, mounds of ancient treasures, and the Aegean blue... Continue »
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If I am ever so fortunate to harvest one cup of garden blueberries at once (kids and birds seem to be getting the first crack at them), I will use them to make a batch these sweet-scented muffins. With the... Continue »
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Blog: Techonomy
At the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, California, I chatted with Kevin Kelly, former Wired Magazine writer and currently author of the book, "What Technology Wants." Kelly's suggests that a wider definition of "technology" will allow us to see new opportunities for innovation. Continue »
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Blog: Techonomy
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Yesterday at Techonomy--before the fun started--we heard from Stewart Brand, famed founder of the Whole Earth Catalog and author most recently of Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto. With his latest book, Brand is pioneering a new brand of environmentalism that discards some of the movement’s anti-technology habits, and reacquaints... Continue »
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This past May, I decided that I’d finally had it with my scraggly, neglected backyard and there was no question in my mind that I wanted a garden full of edibles, though I was skeptical that much would grow in... Continue »
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How do you stay thin and eat desserts? Follow these tips and you'll be well on your way. Continue »
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Internet Trends 2010 by Morgan Stanley Research View more presentations from CM Summit: Marketing in Real Time. Continue »
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We are SOLD OUT. Click the category "direction" for directions and parking instructions. sfBig is excited to announce the first Battle of the Bands competition being held at the Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, August 4th. This event, sponsored by YuMe and brought to you by sfBIG, will donate... Continue »
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Don't forget to play Oleboo while watching the games! Continue »
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Blog: Ruth Reichl
Cooked last night, for the first time in more than two months, and it was such a joy. It wasn’t much – I made an apricot crisp, which took about 5 minutes, all my still-recovering foot could bear. But Fred and Sherry were cooking too, slowly stirring the just-ground polenta. Fred was marinating duck breasts – a Paula Wolfert recipe... Continue »
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Blog: Summation
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How to introduce two people so that they both benefit Email introductions are a poorly-understood art and are often done too hastily without careful thought. Making introductions the right way can be the best way to help two people and... Continue »
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Such is Hitchens’ intellectual journey. From one certainty to the next, he has leapt across the stepping stones of life, only rarely dipping a toe into the murky waters of doubt. Hitch-22 has its redeeming qualities – perhaps most vividly in Hitchens’ telling of his mother’s quiet determination to turn him into an English gentleman. Yet the book mostly fails to accentuate whatever redeeming qualities its author has. Indeed, the further it progresses, the harder it is to escape the feeling that its subject deserves a much more nuanced biographer than this. via www.ft.com Thoroughly enjoyed reading this critique, worth... Continue »
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Blog: Summation
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The ultimate startup wouldn’t have a stock ticker, corporate headquarters, or even sell goods and services. It would, however, be held responsible for the welfare of its “customers.” Creating a new country is one of the most difficult, complicated and... Continue »
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We held our very first TypePad NYC Meetup last week in the Six Apart office! Good turnout, good pizza, great bloggers. TypePad has changed a lot in the last few months, so we talked through... Continue »
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