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Deirdre Reid
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Kale florets (or napini) is becoming a new favorite in this house. Slightly bitter and full of flavor, it reminds me a bit of broccoli stalks. Give it a try if you see any at the farmers market. ~~~ You may not have ever seen kale florets before unless…
Kale florets (or napini) is becoming a new favorite in this house. Slightly bitter and full of flavor, it reminds me a bit of broccoli stalks. Give it a try if you see any at the farmers market. ~~...
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Edit Your Stuff (and Your Life)

I wrote a post today on my other blog that will be helpful to anyone who has too much stuff, especially those of you who live in a small home or plan to move into a smaller home — Finding the Right Language (and Mindset) for Dealing with Our Stuff. This…
I wrote a post today on my other blog that will be helpful to anyone who has too much stuff, especially those of you who live in a small home or plan to move into a smaller home -- Finding the Righ...
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Chard is one of my favorite greens. Unlike other greens, chard stems (and ribs) take well to sautéing. You can sauté the stems of other greens too, but many of them are woody and fibrous so you have to chop them very finely and cook them for a longer time…
Chard is one of my favorite greens. Unlike other greens, chard stems (and ribs) take well to sautéing. You can sauté the stems of other greens too, but many of them are woody and fibrous so you hav...
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Homemade balsamic vinaigrette isn’t as sickening sweet as store-bought salad dressing and is really easy to make yourself. ~~~ I no longer buy salad dressing for myself because I’m making my own. I have three in my rotation: thousand island, northern…
Homemade balsamic vinaigrette isn’t as sickening sweet as store-bought salad dressing and is really easy to make yourself. ~~~ I no longer buy salad dressing for myself because I’m making my own. I...
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A must read from Anna Caraveli for association professionals
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When I made Greek-style pan-fried porgy a few weeks ago, I decided to stick with the Greek theme for one of the sides. On a whim, I googled “Greek potatoes” and found this recipe from Bobby Flay. I ended up sautéing turnip greens with onion and garlic for…
When I made Greek-style pan-fried porgy a few weeks ago, I decided to stick with the Greek theme for one of the sides. On a whim, I googled “Greek potatoes” and found this recipe from Bobby Flay. I...
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Does anyone know of a talented document (graphic) designer in the DC area? Asking for a client. In addition to letting me know here, could you email me or let me know on Twitter (@deirdrereid). Thanks!
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A quick side dish that will even have your Brussels sprouts haters seeing the light. After all, how can you go wrong with bacon, onion, mushroom and red bell pepper? ~~~ Some dishes I take for granted, like this one. It’s pretty flexible. If you’re out of…
A quick side dish that will even have your Brussels sprouts haters seeing the light. After all, how can you go wrong with bacon, onion, mushroom and red bell pepper? ~~~ Some dishes I take for gran...
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While organizing my notes for my book on small home living, I kept running up against a word that bothered me—downsizing. I have pages of notes about downsizing. 13 pages—and I haven’t even explored the topic as much as I would like. It’s an important…
While organizing my notes for my book on small home living, I kept running up against a word that bothered me—downsizing. I have pages of notes about downsizing. 13 pages—and I haven’t even explore...
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When you have a tiny bathroom, you have to get creative with storage. I love how Kelly at Eclectically Vintage uses an old wooden step ladder in the awkward space between the toilet and the pedestal sink. You could probably fit a tiny floor cabinet or…
When you have a tiny bathroom, you have to get creative with storage. I love how Kelly at Eclectically Vintage uses an old wooden step ladder in the awkward space between the toilet and the pedesta...
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Spinach with garlic, raisins, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes might seem like a weird combination, but let me tell you, it’s absolutely terrific and quick to put together. ~~~ I’ve been making this dish forever. Where did I first discover it, I wonder.…
Spinach with garlic, raisins, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes might seem like a weird combination, but let me tell you, it’s absolutely terrific and quick to put together. ~~~ I’ve been making thi...
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You’re proud of your work. You do it well. And, you do it your way. Then, one day, someone walks into your office, or into your space, and says, “From now on, we want you to do it this way because…” Because whatever blah blah blah, you weren’t really…
You’re proud of your work. You do it well. And, you do it your way. Then, one day, someone walks into your office, or into your space, and says, “From now on, we want you to do it this way because…...
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Massachusetts - Sacramento, CA - Arlington, VA - Washington, DC
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freelance writer, blogger and copywriter ~ reid-a-book ~ association and restaurant management veteran ~ CAE ~ history, art and craft beer lover ~ irregular yogi ~ thinking about my next meal
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James Surowiecki: The End of Brand Loyalty
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It’s a truism that a company’s brand is its “most important asset.” But brands have never been more fragile. The reason is simple: consumers

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Welcome to Show Business! #59
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See how much better Google's results would be if they included information from across the social web, rather than just Google's own social

How to Get People to Share Your Content
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Close your eyes and imagine a perfect world. Your audience never misses a post because your content is so interesting and entertaining. They

Pinterest for Associations: New Audience, New Addiction
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Although it's been around for two years, Pinterest has finally hit the big time. Everyone's talking about it. It's fun and, fran

The Sterling Keys to Community Engagement
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Online communities have extraordinary potential for associations, but the path to success can be challenging, often requiring staff and memb

2008 Wrangler Red - Shannon Ridge - Lake County Wine
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Shannon Ridge is dedicated to crafting luscious, fruit-driven wines that express the distinct characteristics of fruit grown in the high val

A School in the Cloud and the Future of Learning | Wired Business | Wire...
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Professor Sugata Mitra is developing an entirely new approach to education, one that could dismantle a centuries-old way of teaching.

The Best of... Huh? #15
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"And, of course, that is what all of this is - all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to

Famous Artworks Transformed into Sandwiches - Flavorwire
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Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill

The Art of Engagement—Greg Fuson Talks About Making Your Conferences Ext...
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Greg Fuson talks about creating events that resonate long after everyone has gone home, and his own experience in developing conferences dur

Samuel L Jackson Hockey Coach Chelios
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This is really funny for hockey fans.

Social Media: The Every-Department Job in Nonprofit Organizations | Know...
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So, this “Internet” thing? It's here to stay. It's perhaps a heft statement, but in this age of increased transparency and digital communica

Feet In Smoke: A Story About Electrified Near-Death
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The following is excerpted from Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan's new collection of essays, which Deadspin cannot recommend enough. On the

Reclaiming Twitter for Conversation
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Something unusual happened to me yesterday. I had a conversation on Twitter. You might be surprised to hear that, after all, I’ve been a Twi