Discuss Something: I’m a Tech-holic, You’re a Tech-holic, Everyone’s a Tech-holic

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I was ten-years-old when I first logged onto the internet.  It was the summer of 1999, and my family had recently ditched the old Macintosh Color Classic for the newer, sexier, teal-er iMac.  The circular mouse fit perfectly in my dad’s warm hand as he glided the cursor toward the ‘connect’ button and waited for the … Continue reading

Read Something: Chris Matthews’ “Tip and the Gipper”

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      The Essentials Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked / 423 pages (371 sans index)  Amazon/ $17.27 Chris Matthews: The author, currently the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, bases this book on his personal experiences as House Speaker Tip O’ Neill’s administrative assistant from 1981-1986. Release: October 1, 2013 (The release of this book … Continue reading

Search Something: Who is the Current Standard-Bearer for the Successful Twentysomething?

Is Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO’s Girls, the successful ‘face’ of twentysomethings? Now, before you stop reading, this isn’t about extolling the talents of Ms. Dunham, nor is it about deriding them.  (In truth, being the non-cable person that I am, I’ve seen maybe five minutes of Girls via clips and promos).  This is about a … Continue reading

Discuss Something: Twenties Time

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Tick tock.  Wait.  Tick tock.  Wait.  Tick tock.  Wait. When you’re in your teens, it feels as though you’re constantly going.  You’re going to school.  You’re going to practice.  You’re going to camp.  You’re going to prom.  You’re going to graduation.  You’re just going because that’s what society tells you to do.  That’s what you have to … Continue reading

Read Something: Richard Wolffe’s “The Message”

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The Essentials What’s this book called? The Message: The Reselling of President Obama Who put their fingers to the keyboard? Richard Wolffe, executive editor of MSNBC.com and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek. How long is it going to take me to read this thing? The hardcover edition is 276 pages. However, if you’re … Continue reading

Picture Something: Self(ie) Help

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   Twentysomethings are associated with many ideas and trends, but none is more ubiquitous than the selfie:  the often maligned, yet still ever-present camera self-portrait.  They’re on Facebook.  They’re on Twitter, and you’d better bet they’re on Instagram.  (Yep,  I checked.  There are currently 45,359,032* public posts tagged with the term “selfie” on Instagram.  Forty-five million. … Continue reading

Discuss Something: The Divergent 20s

There are a lot of things that can be said about high school.  “It’s a drag.”  “It’s cliquish.”  “It’s predictable.”  Everyone’s taking a combination of the same classes and have many of the same teachers.  You’re walking down the same cluttered hallways, and probably consuming the same questionable food in the cafeteria.  (Well, unless you … Continue reading