Saturday, May 22, 2010

21st Century Communication

We just received a wedding invitation via a website! The bride and groom created a multi-page invitation with a theme, quotations, photos, borders, etc. The bride had earlier communicated by email that they were NOT sending out invitations by snail mail, although we had gotten a "Save the Date" postcard a month ago. After the Digital Writing class, I was prepared and open to the idea of doing it all online, but when I showed the invitation to my peers, they were astounded at what the world is coming to!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Peace Garden Update

Yesterday, I finally had the opportunity to share the Building a Peace Bridge and Dedication photostories with the people at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board who are most closely tied to the Peace Garden. It was the same day I received an email that they are making a Facebook page for Lyndale Park and the Peace Garden. The park board staff will take care of creating the page and maintaining it and want to feature the two photo-stories. The people in charge of the Facebook page, which will link to the Park Board website, were pleased that I plan to do other photostories about the garden's beginnings and the Spirit of Peace sculpture. The Lakes District manager even wrote: I just saw your video. Very very nice!! I told Alex we should try to get it on public television. Thanks, Paul.

And from me, a big thank you to the members of the Edina Writing Cohort and our instructor, Candance Doerr, for their support of this project. I have learned so much by doing this project, and could not have done it without you all.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A New Year, A New Post


Welcome to 2010. I remember seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey when it first came out at the movie theater and thinking how far in the future that would be. Now, the digits in the year have been transposed and it is 9 years after Kubrick's dream. Amazing!

I took a respite from blogging over the holidays, but I continued to work on my Peace Garden photostories and have uploaded two of them to YouTube. Just type in 'Peace Garden Bridge' and they're at the top of the list. When I asked the Park Board representative about a Facebook page and linking it to the www.minneapolisparks.org website, he seemed supportive. But we haven't met in person to finalize the page and link, etc.

I guess I am becoming somewhat technologically savvy. I proposed that we use a WIKI for volunteer signups for a church project and the secretary wrote back, What's a WIKI? So I made one on the spot. I wonder how it will work in that venue. I think it could be slick.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another Photo Story

Here is the most updated version of the Peace Garden Bridge dedication PhotoStory.
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