SELFIE! SAY IT THREE TIMES FAST now: selfie, selfie, selfie. Kinda’ makes you giggle, doesn’t it? Maybe that’s why the general media went over the top reporting Oxford Dictionaries’ announcement this week that this cute ‘lil term took Word of the Year honors. Heck, it gave everyone a great chance to say selfie selfie selfie […]


COOKIES! THIS WEEK’S COOKIE TOSS-UP gives a a big win to Oreo and a Dark Ages award to the Girl Scouts. In case you don’t follow advertising trends or perhaps fell into the minority who didn’t use social media throughout SuperBowl  XLVII, Oreo scored it big when it seized an opportunity to turn the game’s […]


by Teresa A Martin HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CROWDS? Me, I can get overwhelmed. Like the other week at OysterFest in Wellfleet … when this wildly popular October event turned the street into pedestrian gridlock  … and suddenly my imagination clicked into high gear and I felt like I was fleeing from the jaws of […]


Wheels Down on Mars
August 21, 2012

by tmartin on August 21, 2012

I AM SURE THAT OTHER NEWS happened in August, but I’ve been totally geeked out on just one story: Curiosity. At exactly 1:32 a.m. EDT (0532 GMT) on August 6, the latest Mars Rover, Curiosity, landed on the red planet. Her eight and a half month-long flight was text book and her high resolution Martian […]


Pope tweets Lent. Really?
22 Feb 2012

by tmartin on February 23, 2012

THE SPRING CYCLE BEGINS today as the Christian calendar marks Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 days of Lent which lead up to Easter. I’m kind of a traditionalist and so my browser came to a screeching halt at this HuffPost headline: Pope Tweets Lent  Huh? The 84-year-old pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI, hardly has […]


Twitter Tweet Tweet
March 08 2008

by tmartin on March 8, 2008

Here’s a secret – writers know that the column they write when they are feeling blocked and can’t write on deadline is called “I was just thinking…” Or something along those lines. It’s an idea that’s been around for a very long time. Probably since there have been writers and deadlines and the inevitable sense […]