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Between the Lines
To the Editor: From a Blogger
Regarding the article and reference to my blog, www.Daymented.com,
in "Blogs, Good, Bad, & Dull" (U.S. 1, May 21), I just wanted
to point out one option that was missed in your article, perhaps for
I started my website in 2001 as a source for my old friends and mainly
my family to keep in touch. This was an easy way to show pictures
to my grandmother who really couldn’t figure out how to open files
from her E-mail. My grandfather is blind, and he has special software
that "reads" my site outloud to him. My mother lives vicariously
through me, so this is a great resource for her as well.
Over time, strangers started showing up, so the focus shifted to be
general reporting, as in, an introduction to who we are as well as
a re-telling of my day. It turns out that I have a lot in common with
other bloggers, and the support system out there is immense!
I know of many journals/blogs that are being pulled off the air because
their site has been "discovered" (most notably redsynapse.com,
who had a major blowout in her life for her site being discovered.
Dooce.com had this issue explode in her life as well — as was
documented in the New York Times just a couple days ago.)
So thankfully, my site is a tame re-telling because I write knowing
that my grandparents read/hear this stuff. It may make my site a bit
less witty than the others, but I don’t fear being discovered.
One last note — this blog is GREAT for tracking when something
happened ("What year did we have that stupid fondue party?"
"Is Marc 24 or 25 this year? Let’s look in the archives….")
My next goal is to have a printable calendar for my group of friends
since we are so constantly planning events. It’s the next best thing
to having our computers networked together!
I hope I am not one of "The Dull…." but if I am, there are
my reasons. Thanks for the attention.
Stace Culver Dayment
Johnston Architects, Seattle, Washington
WE APPRECIATE the wonderful exposure for Children’s Specialized Hospital
(U.S. 1, May 21), and, of course, the great front page photo, but
we would like to make some corrections:
Dr. Frank Castello has the dual role of medical director and acting
Regarding the statement that "Hamilton Township public school
system strongly endorsed opening the center," Hamilton Township
public schools sent a letter of support for the center, as did Henry
J. Austin Health Center, Family Voices, and Robert Wood Johnson University
Hospital at Hamilton. With respect to referrals: Referrals come from
pediatricians, community groups, schools, and often from parents directly.
Finally, CSH’s Mountainside facility is in Union County, next to Westfield.
Public Relations Manager, Children’s Specialized Hospital
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