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michael-seidel's picture
Feb.08.2012
Sort of surprised by what I've realized, to wit, I prefer that my wife isn't present when I'm writing, and I prefer even more that she doesn't know that I'm writing. It seems like an odd thing to hide. It's not even hiding it, per se. It's just a matter of energy. I can 'feel' her presence. Sounds...
louise-young's picture
Jan.02.2012
  I met Larry at a tracking workshop last month and instantly adopted him as my mentor: his knowledge, enthusiasm, and curiosity about the natural world was at a level that I could only hope to attain.  He, on the other hand, seemed impressed by my catalog of experiences, although...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.21.2011
I've noticed an odd thing about myself (yes, another one, probably number 1,000,000, should I ever index and chronicle them) (hmm, that's a character idea) about what I will and will not look at, listen to, and so on, in public. I will always eavesdrop on conversations, cell phone or "live and in...
linda-pack-butler's picture
Jul.06.2011
It turns out that a love of reading also must require an inevitable fondness for real estate. Face it: If you love books, you want to own them. It's just part of the experience of knowing a book. It's as predictable as toast making crumbs. And that, my friends, takes space. Real estate. It even...
phil-bronstein's picture
Jun.08.2011
petroleumjelliffe Next time you've got mail, you better check it carefully. And not just if you're one of Anthony Weiner's sexting partners. Could someone with access to your private account consider its contents obscene? Lewd? Too sexually descriptive? And decide to take it down? Yes. The...
donna-ballman's picture
May.12.2011
I did another guest post on AOL Jobs. This is what it was about: Most people assume their emails at work are private. Those people are wrong. There are very few laws that protect you from email snooping at work, and most are pretty worthless and weak. That means you should assume your employer...
Stephaniesuesansmith's picture
Feb.05.2011
This week, we were supposed to blog about a major loss we had suffered.  Well, I am not quite prepared to bare my soul to that extent.  It did get me thinking, however, about other losses.  For example, I have had dogs since I was four years old.  The first thing I did when I got my own place was...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Dec.22.2010
Once upon a time there was a creature called Privacy, who lived in the hearts and minds of many. Privacy was a close relative of self-respect, decency, and honesty. Privacy lived quite happily behind closed doors, only venturing into the public forum when it became absolutely necessary to share the...
earl-merkel's picture
Sep.25.2010
One of the fascinating aspects about researching any given topic is that one can usually find that somebody else is doing the same thing, on the same topic.  Thus it was that this morning --remember, the day after I posted my blog re: researching privacy & data-mining ("Content Analysis...
muhammad-umer's picture
Sep.20.2010
Madeeha*, a 26-year-old banker, got a nasty shock when she clicked on a mass email to discover it contained pictures of her and her friends at a party. “Somebody managed to get their hands on private photographs and decided to circulate them,” said Madeeha. The photographs, which included snapshots...