Walking Challenge 2012: The month my belly became the big pumpkin…

~Wednesday~  September's Challenge Entry | All Challenge Entries | November's Challenge EntryIn spite of having a lot going on this month, I remained committed to getting in my 30-minute daily walks, and I’m happy to report that I was successful. October was a big month for me in that I turned 55 years old on October … Read more

A most memorable 55th birthday! “It was like buttah, you said?”

~Saturday~ I was up at around 8:30 and I hopped on the #1 downtown train to Columbus Circle. Coming up out of the subway, I saw a Subway (sandwich shop), which I just found both interesting and redundant. I made my way over to 9th Avenue, between 57th and 58th, in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood … Read more

NYC Birthday Weekend: A deli, a walk in the park, a museum, & a statue with a living room around it

~Thursday~  I was up at 6:00, and Bob arrived at about 6:30—with a birthday card from Frances and Vincent, no less—ready to whisk me off to the airport for my long birthday weekend in New York City. My flight was delayed by 40 minutes, which was annoying in that they didn’t make announcement about the … Read more

SIGDOC 2012 Conference—Day 2, dining with friends, and some line-dancing & two-stepping with Casey..

~Friday~  The second, and final, day of the conference offered to sessions, again with three presentations each, followed by a “Wrap-up and Feedback” session to close out the conference. My colleague, and friend, Sarah Egan Warren, presented on “Creating Student Chapters” this morning during the one-hour breakfast time. As always, she was a “smooth operator,” … Read more

SIGDOC 2012 Conference—Day 1

~Thursday~  Today was the first day of the conference, and I attended four sessions, each with three presentations scheduled. The first presenter in the first session didn’t show up, so all-in-all, I attended 11 presentations today. Here’s what the day looked like, with an electronic copy of the program available here: Continental Breakfast & Welcome … Read more