Monday, April 27, 2009


As I type this, Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto is playing in the background on the computer. It looks like Pandora might be something I'll keep after Library 2.0 is over!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sheldrick Trust will be on 60 Minutes tomorrow night

I just got an email from the David Sheldrick Trust saying that they will be featured on "60 Minutes" tomorrow night, Sunday April 26.

This will be the third time they are on this program; last time in December 2008 it was a very short story. I'm hoping it will be longer this time. And that maybe I'll see Zurura!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009



Once again I wrote a wonderful new post, clicked on publish post and got an error message! What is up with blogger?

This week’s lesson is on wikis. I’ve used Wikipedia, of course, but didn’t realize the number of personal/private wikis.

I looked for wikis on “elephants” and “figure skating” on and was disappointed at the results. Looks like a lot of wikis get started and then fewer and fewer posts are made.

As the weeks go by, I realize that I am just too private a person to find web 2.0 technologies useful. I don’t want to tweet so you can know what I am doing. I don’t want to post my thoughts to a blog. I don’t want to look at Facebook every day to see what other people are doing. I’d just rather read a book.

As always, this was a good lesson for me to learn something new—and to realize something about myself.

Monday, April 13, 2009


I've just written a new blog post, clicked on "publish post" and got a "server error" message--and lost the posting I'd just written.

ARGH! One of the reasons I hate computers!

Anyway--this week's lesson is delicious. My Explorer bookmarks are now done; I still have to do my Firefox ones.

It will be good to have one list of bookmarks instead of different bookmarks on computers at work and at home. BUT--at home, we are usually signed in as Rick. Will I have to sign out and sign in as myself in order to see my delicious bookmarks? If so, what a pain--

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

YouTube and Hulu

It was so nice to get to a week on our Library 2.0 lessons that was just pure fun!

I have enjoyed watching short videos on YouTube for a couple of years now. There are a number of old (1960s-1970s) figure skating routines by some of my childhood favorites that I've really liked being able to see.

I didn't really get into Hulu, since it seems to have only recent TV shows. If it only had "The Monroes" from the 1960s (a one season unsuccessful series about kids who go West after their parents die) . . . I remember loving it when I saw it as a kid . . . who knows how cringeworthy it would be now?!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Originally uploaded by elelover
Although I love elephants--I also love giraffes! I've been thinking about our 2000 safari ever since Sharon asked to see our photos to help the Junior Room staff develop artwork for their summer reading club. In the midst of setting up my Flickr account, I've been looking at the safari photos--as well as other animal photos we've taken over the years. Here's a good shot of giraffes at the Brookfield Zoo.