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Courtney and Robert's cocktail reception in celebration of their marriage 2012

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM in friends & family, games, relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

A conversation 14 years long 2012

Have we met?

I asked that question here on this site in September of 1998 in a post one month before MetaGrrrl.com would turn into what we would later call a blog.

I say I've never met Karawynn, Jamie, Carl and Justin. What the fuck does that mean?

I sit next to someone on the bus, I shake hands with a co-worker's client who I'll never see again, I chat with the bank teller and somehow these are people I've met?

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My body doesn't encompass me.
I don't have to breathe the same air to be in the same place as you.

Have we met?

What a different world we live in now. We've been through radical changes in politics, technology, and cultural norms. Our days have transformed as the non-present world becomes present through these magic devices in our pockets. I live in a different city. Have a completely new career. Am in another relationship.

What hasn't changed? Many of those people that some folks used to say I'd never met are still a part of my daily life.

So here's my question for them, and for you, what has made these "virtual" connections so strong?

How has the way we built the web and the mobile internet and our tech-centric cities strengthened and weakened those chains since that year, 1998, when it seemed like maybe this world wide web thing might be sticking around?

 

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM in friends & family, tools, Web/Tech, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Birthday celebrations for my lovely dad Paul 2012

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Photo by cousin C'Anna, "A long quiet hug"
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Posted on June 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Right. I've got my new workout video. 2012

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 05:46 PM in friends & family, linky goodness, music | Permalink | Comments (0)

Well, of course. 2012

It has just occurred to me that obviously @glenda would be the best person to be with in the event of zombie apocalypse.

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RT @glenda: Just remember: It doesn’t matter who they were when they were alive and uninfected. Shoot them. Cold. Also? Cylons.

See? QED.

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 04:31 PM in friends & family, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

still great 2012

Another great day of D&D and delicious food with my awesome pals @thelancearthur, @george08, @somethingmodern, & @someben. Happy Dinah!

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM in Dinah - preferences, friends & family, games, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

The theatah 2012

Delighted to be getting my Beckett on with @thelancearthur. (We'll enjoy the existential angst extra for you, Joe!)

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@ACTSanFrancisco Dear bartenders, I am sorry I did not think to tip you tonight until I was halfway home. My brain done been Becketted.

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 07:45 PM in friends & family, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

My pal Paris 2012

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Posted on May 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Keepin' it real 2012

RT @thelancearthur: Got Work? Because I Got Time. Front-end design and coding, the old fashioned way: by hand.

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM in friends & family, tweets, web design & documentation, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

My long-form reading concierge today 2012

RT @stewart: Foreign Policy lately: good! Last month: 'The Revenge of Wen Jiabao' Last: 'Why Do They Hate Us?'

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 09:01 PM in Current Affairs, friends & family, linky goodness, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

Reminder 2012

That most awesomest of friends who you don't see often enough? You should get together. I am serious. Plan it Right Now. It will be so good.

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM in friends & family, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

Yay! I got to hang out with Annalee yesterday! 2012


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Uploaded to Flickr on April 18, 2012 at 04:48PM: http://flic.kr/p/bNFXer

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Posted on April 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (1)

Dear Robert, I'm sorry... 2012

... for how, at the party at your mansion in my dream this morning, I accidentally clicked the wrong place in that real estate app on your Kindle (you know, the one with the handle like an old hand mirror) and put in a bid from you on that house.

love,

Dinah

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM in creativity, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (3)

me and my pal Erich 2011

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My nephew Erich and I (detail of photos by my uncle Larry)
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Posted on December 17, 2011 at 05:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thanksgiving 2011

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And a photo (taken by Deanna) for our Flickr friend Peter thousands of miles away.

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And a photo by Uncle Larry:

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Posted on November 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Dinah - preferences, Food and Drink, friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

pre-Thanksgiving relaxation 2011

Photo by Mum Jinx.

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Posted on November 23, 2011 at 05:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Memorial gathering for Grandma Susie 2011

Jinx and Dinah Getting Things Ready (Photo by Uncle Larry)
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Listening to Randy (one of my first cousins once removed) (Photo by Larry)
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With my Uncle Larry and my second cousin Alex (Photo by C'Anna)
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Some people in my family are tall. I'm not one of them. :)

Happy publishers (Photo by Larry)
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Dinah shows Alma her book
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Photo of me with my great-aunt Alma (Grandma Susie's sister), taken by my mother's cousin C'Anna.
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Posted on October 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Books, friends & family, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Walking in Hayes Valley with C'Anna 2011

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at the new community center

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

Brad is happy in our hearts 2011

I dreamed this morning of leaving a conference and hurrying around just once more to a comfortable lobby area to say goodbye until next time to Brad Graham. I found him, as expected, calm and cheerful, hosting a small group of men, listening, advising, laughing, dropping in the perfect witty remark as needed.

He looks great, with new glasses – bifocals, which we referred to as his "bi's" – and a short beard, which tickles you slightly as he kisses you with open eyes, no strings attached.

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 08:12 AM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinner with Mum 2011

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Posted on June 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sixty Dinah 2011

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Posted on January 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM in friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Revels and feast 2010

[Went to Christmas Revels and out to Chinese food afterwards. Kristin Garrity joined us for the feast at least.]

Posted on December 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thanksgiving 2010 2010

Me and my "cousin" Bob (actually 1st cousin once removed or something like that). Photo by Uncle Larry.

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Posted on November 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

dinner at Scopa with Mum 2010

Photo of the light outside by Mum Jinx:
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Posted on November 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

Stepping in where I can be helpful 2010

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Photo by Ann Larie, "Dinah made us amazing cocktails!"

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

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