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February 06, 2011

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And the US government is trying to get a "kill switch" voted in...

http://boingboing.net/2011/01/28/egypt-just-turned-of.html

"This is something Americans should be paying very close attention to. Think about your daily life and how big a role the internet plays in it. Now think about what it would be like if one person had the authority to turn that off completely. If you can't imagine what that would be like you aren't alone. A week ago this was a hypothetical scenario. Now, you can just ask an Egyptian citizen what that feels like. Pay close attention to what happens with this bill."

Matt -

I had no idea. Thanks for sharing this!

I love this about our country! It's such a modern day blessing, and makes being away from family so much easier.

I do often think of how different it is to raise children with the internet. How less alone and isolated it is. And in many ways, easier. My daughter is illustrating her story about Brown Bears. "What does a Brown Bear look like? Do they eat anything other than fish?" 30 years ago, when I was young, such questions would have required flipping through a World Book with fingers crossed it would contain just the needed information and photos. If not, a trip to the library would be necessary, with a visit through the Dewey Decimal system and, again, the hope that that branch at that moment in time had the desired resources. But yesterday, without even leaving my family room, my daughter and I found more than 300 photos of Brown Bears, and more information about their lives and habits than would ever be necessary for a 7-year-old's project. Sometimes I find that overwhelming...and for sure it contains a need for new awareness about risks and new skills necessary to sift through information and MISinformation. But the means we have to reach out to people and discover literally anything in the world, right at the tip of our fingers?...it amazing.

Hi Whitney,
I've enjoyed looking around and I'm glad you found the time to hop over to my blogs. I don't know how you find the time to do all you do, but I certainly admire it. I'd love to talk about my dream(s) with you sometime. Is there a specific forum on this blog (I couldn't find one, but I'm sometimes a bit technically challenged)?

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  • When I took a sabbatical from Wall Street to pursue a different dream and help others live theirs, I learned that women in the U.S. may be placated, even pampered, but because we aren't dreaming, we are also desperate and depressed. Drawing on a variety of sources, ranging from academic studies to pop culture, dare to dream encourages us to dream. And then to act on our dreams.

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