From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Nostalgia Scrubber Bar

by Megan M. on December 29, 2009 · View Comments (Blog) |

I’ve been migrating my mail to Google Apps, and watching mail download into the new account is amazing. I started using Gmail in September 2005 (apparently!) and seeing Google drop sheaves of old mail into my new inbox is like watching my life fall past—or having a scrubber bar. There’s 2005. There’s something new, something [...]


Where is your happiness?

by Megan M. on December 24, 2009 · View Comments (Blog) |

This morning while searching for something to listen to while I showered, I stumbled on a TED Talk by Martin Seligman, the author of a book called Learned Optimism that I’d been looking at fairly recently. I thought, hmm, why not? And I put it on. (There’s a sidenote here about the sheer glee it [...]


Control Freaks (On Their Knees)

by Megan M. on December 12, 2009 · View Comments (Blog) |

It sounds like reverse productivity porn, but actually it’s more literal than you’re expecting. Unless you know about my knee injury, of course, in which case you’re either cackling in amusement or groaning in pain. I’ll take either, it’s all good. ;}


Mindfulness Under Fire

by Megan M. on December 11, 2009 · View Comments (Blog) |

(Originally written for Social Work prn.) There isn’t anything in the world that forces you to be quite as mindful as a knee injury. Okay, I might be wrong—but since I have a knee injury, I feel comfortable making that vast, sweeping statement. My chiropractor told me the pain I had to watch out for [...]


Makers and World Changers

by Megan M. on December 9, 2009 · View Comments (Blog) |

(Originally written for Social Work prn.) I’m reading Cory Doctorow’s Makers as a free digital ebook on my iPhone—truly a state of bliss for me—and I’ve just gotten to the part where he makes me really shake in my boots. Not in fear, not anxiety, not exactly. This shaking in my boots is a precursor [...]