IMG_0029Before you pack your holiday decorations away, why not photograph the special ones and add a few words to tell their story. A couple of decades from now your grandkids will love you for doing it.

Tech Tip . . .

. . . a journaling app like Day One is the perfect place to stash those stories.

Conversational Tumblr

Recently Tumblr added Messages, a chat feature, to their platform. It’s not the usual commenting feature you find with other blogs. It’s an internal instant messaging service. As a chat service, it promotes conversation over comments. I like that! You’ll notice two new icons in your Tumblr dashboard – the smiley-face icon in the dashboard toolbar…

Blog Caroling – Go Tell It On The Mountain

I recently discovered the Bluegrass group Found Wandering. Their Christmas album includes one of my favorite songs – Go Tell It On The Mountain. This song done by this group surely does “make a joyful noise unto the Lord”.

Merry Christmas fM, dear Myrt and our wonderful family of geneabloggers!
Blog Caroling 2015 graphic

Gift Idea for Tablet Users

Here’s an amazing – and affordable – stylus that would be the perfect gift for any tablet user – iOS or Android. The Jot Dash charges on a simple USB “plug” with a magnetic catch that holds the pen while it’s charging. Unplug the pen and click the top to activate it. There’s no Bluetooth…

Society Evernote: The Policy and Procedure Manual

One society I belong to maintains their policy and procedures in a three-ring binder. Each board member and staff position gets one. I’m estimating that they cost approximately $120 to produce. This could explain why the policy and procedures manual hasn’t been updated in years. Unfortunately, reality (and technology) has changed significantly and many of…

Journaling in the 21st Century

Why is it that even as we move further and further away from paper, we still look at things as “paper bound”. Take the journal. What is the first image that comes to mind when you think of a journal? A leather-bound book and fountain pen? A sketchbook and pencil? Today’s journal is more likely…

Phone It In

The best camera you have is the one that’s with you. Our grandchildren won all kinds of awards at this year’s Alameda County Fair. Thanks to their parents’ iPhones and Facebook, we’ve been right there with them even though we’re more than 3,000 miles away. And, because it’s so easy to snap and post photos…

From the Archives: Tell a Story with a Photo Slideshow

mermaid ornament

Looking for a fun Christmas project? Why not create a photo slideshow to share with friends and family? The toughest part is choosing the photos. In this example, the photos got a bit of scrapbooking treatment before they were used in the slideshow project. See for yourself.