About a year and a half ago, I had my three dogs at a park up the road from my house when my 14-year-old black lab, Desi, suddenly stumbled and fell over sideways. I thought she might have tripped in a hole, but deep down I feared there was something drastically wrong with her: a … More Did my dog have a stroke? Signs of Vestibular Syndrome
In the age of iPods, satellite and internet radio, the notion of FM radio station programming directors hand picking music playlists almost seems quaint. Radio advertising is a throwback to times when the captive consumer had no choice but to be yelled at. So if my iPod docks directly on my alarm clock, why do I continue to listen … More Falling Down the Mountain: Seattle’s Beloved Radio Station Makes a Slow Descent
One New Year’s resolution that will make you feel great is to plan your charitable giving for the year. Whether it’s being asked to donate a dollar at the grocery store checkout line or the national disaster telethon, no one likes feeling guilty when they’re pressured for a donation and if you have a giving … More Plan your giving for the new year
In honor of the Christmas season, I’m pulling out an oldie but a goodie out of the archives. The following is a 100% true story I wrote for my personal web site back in 1997 before the days of blogs. Enjoy. The worst job I ever had was a temp job working the customer counter … More The worst job I ever had: UPS customer counter at Christmas
Hi. My name is Ann. I grew up gay in Texas in the 1980’s. It wasn’t easy but I made it through. And I’m here to tell you that it gets better. I always knew I was different. I was absolutely wired this way. My first crush was on a girl named Dena when I … More It Gets Better
Welcome to my new home on WordPress.com. Closing up shop at Windows Live Spaces was bittersweet, especially after doing the design work for it for the last few years (including the actual Windows Live to WordPress migration), but I’m excited to be a part of this vibrant community.
I wrote my first post for the official Windows Live Wire blog. The topic is privacy, which is an area I’ve worked in for the last few years, specifically choosing who can send you stuff on Windows Live. I hope to write more entries soon. Stop the insanity: Choose who can send you invitations … More First post on the Windows Live Team Blog