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It has been quite a year! Let’s take a look.
January: I rode into 2019 as a new mom and returned to full-time teaching.
Summer: Next City and Urban Land articles got me back into publishing my work, and I loved it. The editors (one I knew and the other I worked with for the first time) were great.
October: My son toddled – full throttle – into his first birthday.
Mid-December saw me madly grading more than 90 final papers and presentations. I submitted final grades on Monday! Phew!
Now here I am, watching the last days of December winking along my calendar into 2020. I look forward to closing the year with the lights of Hanukkah and D.C. As family members from four states and the District converge, we plan to hit both Zoolights and the light maze at Nationals Park, not to mention watch light sabers flash through Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season!
Journalists and all creative users of video, data, and technology: The Google for Media summit in NYC last week was pretty mind-blowing. From the Google Trends workshop alone, I had dozens of story ideas. And did you know Miley Cyrus crashed her fans’ Google hangouts?
If you’re interested in what we learned, check out this Storify summary. You may see a familiar face in the tweets!
As I mentioned before
, you can also catch me tomorrow from noon to 1 in the weekly online chat Free Range on Food
. I’m honored to be invited, even if my fingers shake on the keyboard every time I think about it! Softball questions welcome.
Many thanks to the gracious and knowledgeable people I interviewed, the daring friends who tasted my recipe trials, and to everyone who gave me feedback.
Thank you for reading, and happy Passover!