Me? An Ambassador?

Ok, so I guess this is where the self-love comes in (Kara, I am trying). I wanted to tell you how I became 1 of 100 ambassadors of OneWebDay, ’cause it’s quite hilarious. I wanted to sign up for a social network or Web 2.0 conference, so I was clicking around on websites (this was literally 2 days ago) and happened to come across something about Craig Newmark. I had read about him before but saw that he had a blog – so decided to read it. First thing I thought was, hey – it’s cool that he’s actually endorsing Barack Obama – good to see people taking a stance. As I scrolled down, I saw a blog post about how he truly believed in this cause – OneWebDay. Everyone knows that I am crazy about the web and what it is, has and will do for our society. I’ve written about it, I’ve talked my friends’ ears off about it (sorry, Grace O and Grace sis)…but I had never thought that someone would be organizing a movement around it. So I felt compelled to write something up – about what the web means to me. I wrote it with tears in my eyes (no joking here, i don’t want to imagine any of you laughing), telling Sam and Eugene that it would mean so much to me if I became one of their ambassadors. That brings me to yesterday, when I get an email that tells me that I was chosen. Here was my first reaction. WAAAAAAAAA? (that’s What, in my own way) Next came excitement because when I see something that I really truly believe in….I will do anything in my power to make it happen. Good products, people and movements need to be recognized. It’s a damn shame if they’re not. I’ve since reached out to a lot of my old friends from MTV, MySpace, and CNN and wrote emails out to industry connectors like Jack Myers and Cynthia’s to help spread the word. I asked Susan to joined our site (she did in a matter of minutes)…I couldn’t be more thrilled. What I’ve learned (in just these past two day especially) is that when you put yourself out there the world (or God or the universe) will help you. I hope you will join me in celebrating OneWebDay. Here’s my story.



January 19, 2017

Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a sensation several years ago after a 92-year-old grandmother’s temari collection went viral.

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January 19, 2017

Adorable Animals Frolic in Snow as Oregon Zoo Is Closed Due to Weather

We may be only about a month into winter, but Portland, Oregon has already seen enough snowfall to satisfy the entire season. During what has been described as a miserable few weeks laced with storms, snow days, and sub-zero temperatures, many of the City of Roses’ residents have opted to keep warm by staying indoors or bundling up before braving the cold. Though the winter blues are normal, not all Oregonians are sick of the snow.

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