A New Interest in Blogging

We're going around to see which of the many Famous Grazing blogs are still actively supported onlin. 

This blog was set up in SquareSpace and still seems to be alive.




We're probably going to retire this blog

Considering it was three years ago when we made our last entry here.  

We love SquareSpace but we just don't have to time to give it the attention it 




Reviews ‘n’ Tips reviewed

Through the magic of Twitter @DanielSharkov brought his blog REVIEWS 'N" TIPS to our attention.

We want to compliment him here on the timeliness of his clearly written pieces on the joy and science of blogging.

In just a few pages he went from technical to social lists.  (We are suckers for lists.)

We were drawn with the lead article about reasons to get of social media for a few days and were hooked  with

8 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Sidebar's Effectiveness .

If you read the Famous Grazing blogs you have an interest in the mechanics of blogging.  Mr. Sharkov's site is worth a visit, a browse and probably a subscription.



The Art of Asking

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In a day and a half over half a million people have watched this talk, at the TED website and on YouTube.
I am so proud of her.

The Art of Asking
Neil Gaiman
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:59:00 GMT

Above is the beginning of Neil Gaiman's latest blog entry.  I have great empathy for him because I am as well very proud of my wife in the good work that she does in supporting children and the families of children with special learning needs.



While we still have power…

So far this well touted blizzard has been very well mannered.  Two PM was its scheduled time.

I find seeing questions on the various weather related sites as to the "scheduled" time for this natural phenomenon to arrive.

We are so attuned to seeing the world through the eyes of one lens or another, and there are SO many more lenses out there of late, that we have come to see the world as a scheduled event. 

The close-by passage of an asteroid in the very near future is being posted with the times it will be visible with hand held magnification.

It takes away a little of the wonder, a little of the mystery of the world. Consider the mythology that would be written if our less electronically connected ancestors looked up and saw a rock flying really close to the earth. Now our reference point is it will pass inside not only the orbit of the moon but inside the orbit of communications satellites.

The glad tidings reported is that it isn't "scheduled" to hit either the earth, the moon, and most important, any communications satellite. And we go about our business sure in the veracity of that information.



Following the Patriots-Texans Game on Google

Without having to explain why, just understand I have to follow each Patriots game on Google before we can watch it on TiVo.

I am listening to Dean Martin singing Ain't That a Kick in the Head? on Pandora at the same time. 

If you know the score at this time, 2333, you would see how this is the most ironic song I could be hearing right now.

Two minute warning!  It looks like we have a chance to win.

No. Wait. The Texans scored? Nail biter?

Not yet.

Nope! Now we can watch it.  Wait. where did everyone go?

Oh, to bed.

There's always tomorrow.




A hashtag on twitter is an indexing tool that allows users who don't normally follow each other to open a discussion, add to a poll, or just add to the graffiti/noise. Don't get me wrong here. Graffiti can be art and noise can be music when mindfully created and presented. is promoting the ongoing hashtag #Blogchat on twitter this month. They've broken the topics down starting each Sunday. The one beginning this Sunday  is" Email + Blogging - This is always a fun topic, we'll explore ways that email can help us grow our blogs."

The one thing this hashtag has done is inspire us to take a poke at setting up a newsletter.  We did that at Belltowernews Daily.



Today's Birthday

Chop suey was born today.