Sunday, April 12, 2015

How to better use Google Image

An image is worth a thousand words, right?
I come across so many promotional photos badly indexed that I felt the urge to write about a little marketing tip that goes a long way... and costs nothing! 

Read my post on Prologue to the Performing Arts' blog Showtime! Make Google Image work for you.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Kids or no kids: A debate that goes beyond parenting

The reality of choice
Perfect layout in today's Globe for Nathalie Atkinson's review of the book Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids!

I loved the columnist's insight showing that what's at hand here goes beyond the kids-no kids debate. It's about the reality of living with ANY choice.

I had bought into the analysis of the feminists from the 70s that the media had created a "mommy war". Now, it appears that a more pernicious thing was created: the "fantasy that it's possible to live without regrets", which leads us to assume that if I have any regrets, it must be because I made the wrong choice. As if anything in life was that clear-cut! 

Maybe this explains why choosing always seemed excruciating to my young daughter. We never acknowledged that it was normal to feel a pang of pain (have some small regrets) when choosing a Beenie Baby over another. The fact is that no "better" choice could avoid her that pain... 

Food for thoughts.