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Shannon Turlington
Works at IntraHealth International
Attended UNC-Chapel Hill
Lives in Hillsborough, NC
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I agree with the sentiment behind this piece. While I think it's important to help our kids develop the tools to make healthy choices, treats are a wonderful part of life. And growing children need fat. Let them have the whole milk!
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Oh look, my son's favorite series of books right now, Captain Underpants, is the #1 most challenged for 2013. 
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The irony is that when a book is challenged, people go ooh, maybe that book's worth reading. It actually creates new readers for the book.
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Little Free Library project...

I’m going to be sponsoring a Little Free Library in our neighborhood. “Take a book, return a book.” I enjoy looking at the pictures of all the little free libraries people have built. Here’s one repurposing a pay phone booth, which is extinct now, of…
I'm going to be sponsoring a Little Free Library in our neighborhood. "Take a book, return a book." I enjoy looking at the pictures of all the little free libraries people have built. Here's one re...
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Wish I had read this before buying my last mattress. "'Sleep startup' Casper dreams of overturning the mattress racket" http://feedly.com/e/XFzfczZ9
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Great find Shannon. Buying a mattress is about as much fun as buying a car.
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I picked New England . . .was kinda hoping for Emily Dickinson. :-)
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Gorgeous photos! "Fictitious Dishes: Elegant and Imaginative Photographs of Meals from Famous Literature" http://feedly.com/e/ZrHi7S3q
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Sharing the funny cartoons today.
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Information technology specialist
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I have significant experience in developing and implementing Internet technologies, information systems and opensource software. My strengths are: writing and editing, especially technical writing, documentation and presenting information in a understandable way; planning, organizing and managing complex projects; and system analysis. My passions are using technology in innovative ways and finding creative solutions to problems, particularly in nonprofit and development work.
Employment
  • IntraHealth International
    Technical Consultant, 2002 - present
    I manage software development and documentation for our suite of open source HR information systems under the Capacity Project. I produce content for the HRIS project's websites and blogs, as well as write user manuals, FAQs and informational print materials, and I compiled our project's legacy product, the HRIS Strengthening Implementation Toolkit. While at IntraHealth, I also managed development of internal business systems, the intranet and SharePoint Portal Server, project and corporate websites, and multimedia projects. I participated in the Results and Knowledge Management, the Information Communications and Technology, and the Strategic Planning teams. As a senior IT manager, I have helped develop our organization's technology strategic plans, budgets and policies.
  • Self-employed
    Author and Editor, 1994 - 2002
    Author of 18 nonfiction reference books and several articles on such subjects as the Internet and information technology; software, including end-user and business applications; and college admissions and financing. Editing projects include project development and management, technical editing and copy editing of numerous books and articles. Credits include consulting on a startup publishing venture by the Center for the Public Domain, editorial consulting on architecture textbooks for Design Corps, copy editor for Spectator Magazine, development editor of Earthlink Total WebSite Solution and technical editor of The Internet Companion, among others.
  • Self-employed
    Web publisher and consultant, 1994 - 2002
    Provided Website publishing, management and content development services on a contractual basis; credits include Design Corps’ Website, a series of online tutorials for Learnlots.com, Nifty Site of the Week and Online Companions for Ventana Press, and online publications for Editorial Inc.
  • Web Content Developer
    DreamTech Enterprises, 1993 - 1994
    Founding partner in the company. Responsible for Website development, editing of Web-published books, HTML design and managing projects for clients through completion.
  • Carolina Academic Press
    Editor, 1993 - 1994
    Editor of law and medical textbooks and coordinator of marketing efforts. Responsible for editing and preparing manuscripts for production, working with authors, writing marketing materials and managing direct-mail marketing efforts.
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Hillsborough, NC
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Pittsboro, NC
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Writer, geek, activist, cynical idealist.
Introduction

Right now, I am focusing on creating open communities, transforming work, using technology to make the world a better place and always learning. I am most interested in what people are doing to change their world, challenge cultural norms and work toward a better future for everyone.

My interests: Anything geeky: technology, opensource software, social networking. Anything writerly: books, publishing, science fiction. Anything to do with food or cooking. Also liberal politics, the environment, climate change, meerkats. So circle me!

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I have published 18 books, including 2 on voodoo and 1 on monsters.
Education
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • NC School of Science and Mathematics
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We went on a festival weekend and it was pretty much what we expected. Some attractions for the kids, local crafts and music, nothing fancy. There was a typical hayride out to a pumpkin patch and small corn maze but go for the views, which were spectacular, and the apples were terrific.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The food is typical bar food. Beer selection is large and the house wine is fine. Service was a bit scatter shot. We waited a long time for anything at all, then everything came out at once, both entrees and appetizers. We ended up cancelling one app altogether as a no show. My food did not sit well with me. It seems like the owner is trying hard but in a bit over his head. This is probably a fine place to get a few drinks but since we were interested in dinner, we probably wouldn't return.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've owned my Civic Hybrid for 5 years and plan to own it for another 5 years. I usually only have to bring it in for service/oil change once a year. I bring it to the dealer because the hours are super-convenient. They also provide great service and interaction.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This was a great find in downtown waynesboro. The food was excellent; the service was attentive and sensitive to the needs of our toddler. The menu is quite extensive, with many interesting vegetarian and gluten free choices. I recommend the crab cakes and key lime pie.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I've eaten here twice. Most of the seating is outside at communal picnic tables, which is great for a spring evening, but not so good in the summertime humidity. The food is modern Southern, and everything I've had has tasted very good. This is not low-calorie food, though, although there are a couple of vegetarian items on the menu. I particularly enjoyed the fish tacos (spicy) and the cobb salad. There are some interesting cocktails for those who like them. The decor is kid-friendly but the menu isn't, at least not for a picky toddler. Service could be friendlier but it is efficient, so I can't complain.
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Atmosphere: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very interesting look back into history. We spent a couple of hours here and could have stayed longer. May be tiring for young children.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The music is very loud and the ambience is a bit touristy. The food was fine, not great, but there is a very extensive menu and certainly something for everyone. Steak is recommended. Nice touches include flowerpot bread and complimentary peppermint ice cream.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago