Archive for October 2011

Crash Course in Creative Commons Licenses for Bloggers

Crash Course in Creative Commons Licenses for Bloggers
http://hollythelibrarian.com/2011/10/creative-commons-licenses-a-basic-course/ Someone reminded me that Creative Commons can have a NC (Non-Commercial) clause, which means, among other things, that you can’t use their material if it’s used on a site that has ads. Such as my ChicagoNow (They gotta pay the bills) or my website (I’m hoping to use ad income to pay student loans).... Read more »

Blue Running Shoes

Blue Running Shoes
I wrote about the Running Shoes Blues last time–I really had a withdrawal feeling from not being able to run the last week. Well, yesterday I went to the running store and got Blue Running Shoes. I swear, I didn’t pick it based on color alone, just for the awesome chiasmus-ish title. I had DH... Read more »

Running Shoes Blues

Running Shoes Blues
I’d been on a hiatus from my running training this past week thanks to some nasty shin splints, caused by my Nike walking shoes. Yes, I was being cheap and running in 3 year old walking shoes. (Or is it older? I can’t remember. Not a good sign.) I suppose I could have run anyway,... Read more »
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Blogger Etiquette--Photos

http://hollythelibrarian.com/2011/10/blogger-etiquette-photos/ After joining the blogosphere again after a long hiatus, and while I’m taking a class about intellectual law, I’ve become increasingly aware of and irked by people who use copyrighted photos without permission OR any attribution. Well, actually I don’t care whether people infringe copyrights–I mostly care that I don’t want my fellow bloggers... Read more »

I'm going to give it to you straight.

It’s easy to think of running as a cheap sport or activity. All you need are shoes and clothes and a water bottle, right? The water bottle is indeed cheap. I bring my Nalgene with me to the treadmill, and when the weather is warm again, I will take it outside. I like that it... Read more »

I hate shopping!--days 5 and 6

So, on Day 4 I had really bad shin splints, and told myself I need to take it easy by doing a different exercise on day 5. Yet I was really wanting to run. My shin splints felt fine, so I hopped on the treadmill. Lo and behold, toward the end, the shin splints happened... Read more »
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Domestic Violence Month--My Story

Domestic Violence Month--My Story
This is difficult to write about. I have been pondering for a long time about what story of mine is best to share, and at once all memories and no memories crowd my brain. My brain is really good at whitewashing the memories, making them seem fuzzy and better, much in the same way people... Read more »

Domestic Violence Month

Domestic Violence Month
I know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I see pink ribbons tied on posts everywhere, pink themed advertisements, and pink buildings. My great grandmother fought  breast cancer and won, and other relatives have also fought breast cancer. This awareness is wonderful because it saves lives. Yet while women and men are feeling up their... Read more »

Running while Blind

Running while Blind
One thing about running that I’ve been noticing is how many people can do it despite sensory disabilities. I’m profoundly deaf, yet that doesn’t affect my running at all. Granted, I need to be careful about sweat and my hearing aid, and I don’t run with my cochlear processor because I’m afraid it will fall... Read more »
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Day 4 --effing shin splints

It’s Week 2 already, and Day 4. 3.23 miles in 45 minutes. Walking 2 minutes at 3.6 mph, alternating that with running for 5 minutes at 4.7 mph. Toward the end, I tried 4.8mph, and I think that will be my new default running speed. It felt good without being too fast. My average pace... Read more »