Friday, December 15, 2006

Guess I'm glad I didn't go down the reporter route

There are times when I wonder if I should have made different decisions that would have led my professional trajectory into hard journalism. Then I see reports like this and am actually thankful for my silly DC association career.

Newsrooms are shrinking. So reporting the news is still a business, but maybe it's time for a new model. I see a place for philanthropy to play a stronger role in ensuring we still have a healthy democratic media, even if it's not a viable business option.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Bought my first piece of art

Isn't it pretty? I just love Donna Iona Drozda's work. The title of this piece is "Make a Wish" and the actual work is a mixed media collage, which includes a cut out of the definition of paradise. Perfect for my newly decorated (and very cozy) bedroom, and should inspire me to make many wishes and aspire to find my own paradise.