Tiffany Lee Brown is the director of New Oregon Arts & Letters and editor of PLAZM magazine, both based in Portland. Her day job is writing, and her sketchy moonlighting job is "interdisciplinary artist." For the Syfy channel, she writes the Idea Lab blog, which is a hoot. She also teaches via Prescott College in Arizona and mentors creative people in realizing their artistic, literary, and life dreams. She is bummed that this Bio box doesn't let her use carriage returns, and for that reason she is now gonna shut up before this goes on too long. Miss Brown is online at www.magdalen.com and www.plazm.org.
the reasons why we bother to get out of bed in the morning.
A TINY IDEA: Let's popularize groovy, sustainable, green, eco-friendly hand towels. One per individual, used multiple times throughout the day in public restrooms, rather than throwing away pieces of dead trees or expending electricity and creating the intolerable noise pollution (and chapped hands) endemic to hot air hand dryers. We've done it with water bottles and to-go coffee cups. Why not this?
why most of the Ted talks I see on the front page here are by men.
leaving my cell & laptop at home as often as possible... writing mournful little guitar ditties... playing with kids.
My father's name is Ted. My friends in high school used the word "Ted" as a kind of weird adjective, and they named their big party house "Ted Pan." I like watching and listening to some of the guys on TED. Then I go, "Hey, why are they mostly *guys*, anyway? This feminism thing is taking way too long to kick in." And then I read some of the comments and go, "This place acts egalitarian, but smells elitist. I wonder how all that works?"
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