The battle wages on and you’re still the prize.

The battle wages on and you’re still the prize.

Don’t Look Up! More than one war is waging above your head today. Yes, I am intrigued by the fierce battle between good and evil waging in the heavens for our hearts and souls. But God only knows who will win that one today. (wink) Right now I’m referring to the battle in Washington over controlling our digital screens. Our Good Congress is flexing muscles and rattling swords against the digital ad industry’s alleged slow-walk toward Do Not Track technologies and practices. This means that you-consumer can’t be followed around the web and served ads that someone paid extra to be able to serve you because they bought you a cookie. Unless you agreed to let them buy you a cookie. Here’s the truth as a high-integrity surfer and mom: we are willing to take...

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Which article surprises you more?

Which article surprises you more?

Today’s news connection: The Huffington Post reports on what men say about their ex-wives.  This oughta be good.  Click. The statements are contradictory and, on the surface a bit whiny.  But when you stop to consider the deeper meaning, (which might be risky) the potential truth huddled beneath the whining is quite important. And the reality is magnified.  The statements are true…. each one. How much do we honor their needs without worrying about our own being neglected?  Hmmmmm. It seems that we still have lots to learn about the inexpressible fulfillment of sacrificial marital love; that it returns manifold, mountaintop joy. I know: it’s so not ingrained in our world.  We struggle with equality, feminism and some misguided belief that couples have a...

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When an invitation gets creepy

When an invitation gets creepy

I’m still piecing this story together, sparked by the industry discussion of a super bowl television commercial that ran in our nation’s largest cities.  I haven’t delved much into the details behind the church of scientology except the tabloid kind of information that I always hope is invented by wildly imaginative people. Apparently, an Oscar winning author/screenwriter/ Hollywood/Scientologist named Lawrence Wright did enough digging to find disturbing truths about this odd religion.  Wright made the serious decision to leave the Scientologists “loudly.” So he wrote a book. And his recently released expose has earned him refreshed presence in the media, particularly in coincidental light of the extraordinary investment by the Scientologists to shore...

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Christmastime Commercialism and Holiday Connectedness.

Christmastime Commercialism and Holiday Connectedness.

After a long break with three separate marathon gatherings of fabulous family, holiday traveling and welcoming guests here, we’re hobbling toward the [welcome] regimen of school and structured work.  So what did we learn during this precious season? That we are a family of connectedness. For better or worse, Mac or PC, screens are a reality of us. Everyone has a laptop (half are hand-me-downs) and everyone has an iPhone. (Though Jack is still dismayed that he can’t use his hand-me-down iPhone3 to call …. anyone.).  I face the truth: we’re a commercial and connected family. With two marketer and tech-smart parents, our kids have grown up with an extra dose of media savvy as part of their DNA. As we watched the NBA marathon on Christmas Day, we had as much...

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