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Sally Wiener Grotta
Photographer, Author, Analyst
Photographer, Author, Analyst

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How to Narrate Your Adobe Spark Video
Adobe Spark Video makes it easy to create compelling slideshow videos to share on the Web. But to make them really memorable, why not engage another of your viewer’s senses: hearing? Adding a recorded narration to a presentation reinforces your message, increasing the likelihood that your audience pays close attention to the lessons you need them to take away from the slideshow. +Sally Wiener Grotta shows how to add good-quality audio to your Spark Video slideshow.

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Create Sleek Professional-Looking Newsletter-Type Columns in Google Docs

Formatting your document with newsletter-like columns generates visual energy that attracts and holds your readers’ attention. Happily, columns are easy to create in most word processors. Here’s how to do it in Google Docs. (What you see in this image is, obviously, the "before.")

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How to Create Attention-Grabbing Social Media Graphics Using Adobe Spark Post

A great new online tools for creating cool attention-grabbing graphics for social media is Adobe Spark Post — and it’s free to use. Sally Wiener Grotta shows how it works — and how easy it is to create a graphic suitable for sharing on social media.

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My lastest review -- of the YI Camera (security webcam) -- is live on Tom's Guide,review-4070.html

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How to Wrap Text Around a Photo in Google Docs (Without Ripping Your Hair Out)
Google Docs is a text-driven environment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your favorite document with an eye catching image.  However, if you just stick a picture into the text, it interrupts the visual flow. That stops the reader, who might not bother to pick up the narrative again. (Plus, it looks pretty lame.)

Here's how to fix that.

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Sally Wiener Grotta commented on a post on Blogger.
Nancy Christie's stories haunt me. So beautifully written.

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The bare facts:

Daniel Grotta, my dearest friend, lover, partner, husband, joy of my life, passed away two nights ago – December 13th, 2015 at 10:29 PM.

I’m told that I’m supposed to write more about him, to create an obituary to mark his passing, his existence. But words fail me right now. Words, ideas are what we share… shared… the fabric of our love that binds us soul to soul, mind to mind. I’ll write more later about him, about us. Not now.

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Has a Latin American military junta taken over Philadelphia?. National Guardsmen, police, nuns and priests swarming around cordoned off ghost town-like streets.

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In going through all the pieces that my parents collected over the years, deciding what to keep and what to sell, I'm learning a lot -- and gaining even more respect for their eye for quality and styling.

Here's a Herman Miller Eames Shell Chair that mother bought to complement those Knoll chairs I posted about earlier. I grew up with this chair, never really understanding what a revolutionary furniture design it was. Unfortunately, like those Knoll chairs, neither Amy nor I have room for this piece, so it too is going up on Craigs List:
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