- san francisco, California, usa
- January 01
- Director of Communities
- Gail works at Salon. She's a full-time online community junky with a strong affection for Salon's gathering places, Open Salon, the main Salon article Comments, and her first love, The WELL. So mostly her attention goes to conversation. Gail also plays with photography, video, craft brewing, satire, politics and hiking.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Cheery, if not natural
December 21, 2011 10:29AM
- Occupy Art!
November 22, 2011 09:55AM
- Community event with Glenn
November 04, 2011 10:36PM
- Here comes our winter monsoon
October 03, 2011 10:14PM
- What does Open Salon want?
September 27, 2011 02:36AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Very strange! I've been
looking through the databases.
February 06, 2012 07:30PM
- “Very interesting
October 11, 2011 08:31PM
- “I just "deleted" 175
spam blogs (they are
restorable, I am
told, if a
October 08, 2011 03:29PM
I thought I'd
delete a few spam posts this
October 08, 2011 01:13PM
still shifting some other
duties around... actually this
September 30, 2011 01:38PM
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May tides of cheer wash over you this holiday season ... hmm. It almost works.
In this case the artificial pink scented "pine" has been felled on the driveway of the do-it-yourself carwash. Looking down at its pinkness, I was thinking of the day-glow optimism… Read full post »
The image of them is burned into our imaginations. A local painter was working… Read full post »
After this week's Glenn Greenwald speech in San Francisco, there was a gathering of Salon community folks. Here are a few snapshots, some posed...
some randomly informal in party mode...
Altogether, a lot of talk and… Read full post »
California is a strange wet/dry climate like that of Italy and coastal Chile. San Francisco has three summer months of nearly no rain at all, and another two -- May and September -- that are almost that dry over… Read full post »
I'd like to re-introduce myself today as a member of the Salon team, and now as part of the Open Salon team. Hi!
I have been right here from the very start of Open Salon, through the beta teting stage, but only lightly since those days, with a little visit now… Read full post »
Why Drake's? The white cliffs in the background are thought to be what the English explorer spotted on… Read full post »
Not long ago the strawberries were everywhere, and now we look for other comforts. I wish I wanted more than a single fruit,… Read full post »
The little girl was walking swiftly with her family when suddenly she said. "whoa!"
She stopped to stare at the 70-year-old graphic image, powerful and intense. In a minute she was off to catch up with her family, headed towards the garish gift shops of San Francisco Fisherman's W… Read full post »
Here comes Irene. Take care of yourself if you are near the path.
I keep thinking of the last weekend in August six years ago, and the realization of what was happening in New Orleans in the weeks that followed. The restoral of the WWOZ radio station was a huge part… Read full post »
About a year and a half ago, “The Tipping Point” got toppled (or at least wobbled) when Duncan Watts challenged the popular concept of powerful Influencers who determine the adoption of trends.
The commentary in… Read full post »
I blurred and rendered this photo a little softer (and perhaps more anonymous) for… Read full post »
How important is it to partition our lives? It's typical to have more than one social context in modern life. This is why dumping all of my posting presense into Twitter, for example, would not work. (And why Twitter itself gives the option for back-channel one-to-one messages.) This week… Read full post »
The most famous of the original Salon.com user blogs is about to become a movie. A real movie, as in a major motion picture. Nora Ephron as director/screenwriter. Meryl Streep as Julia Child, Amy Adams as blogger Julie Powell, and not to forget the husbands, Stanley Tucci as Paul Child… Read full post »
Recently I returned from a wonderful, heart-warming, musically and culturally rich trip to New Orleans... and what am I posting in my flickrstream? Photos of empty buildings in the Lower Ninth Ward, a place that was once a poor African American neighborhood with… Read full post »
The night after Thanksgiving, Steve and I went to City Hall for the walk to the Castro District for the Harvey Milk 30th Anniversary Memorial march.
The entire tribute was moving, and at the end of the evening one of the young activists working on the event played… Read full post »
I figured this out from context, yipee!
I want to play. Here's mine-- is this enough resolution? (maybe didn't get it all from the context!)
Walked though Union Square S.F. just as the lights were finished on the big tree
(originally uploaded by me on flickr as fotogail.)
Have a good holiday everybody!
I'm not big on celebrating Christmas, but I sure love the lights… Read full post »
At emotional and intellectually rich times like these, I crave context and honest feelings, two of the things I love Open's sister-community, The WELL for. I was moved by stories we told each other last night and this morning.
We cried. Starting midstream, w… Read full post »
A 30 second impressonof early voting, Sunday in San Francisco. There is only one early vote location, City Hall. About 300 people were in line outside the building, maybe another 100 in line inside in the hallways, at about 4:00 pm. The wait at the time… Read full post »
" Here is a photo I thought you might appreciate that I took yesterday in suburban Cincinnati while going door-to-door for the Obama campaign. All the Obama signs in the neighborhood had been stolen. -- Jayson Wechter"
The large handmade sign says: You can steal our… Read full post »
The mighty hunter hides in the bush and contemplates pouncing.
After i read this post i thought about how the limitless white expanse of the post box invites confession. Perhaps the poster is alone, late, setting off bravely like a cross country skiier into that white space.
It calls for epiphanies and revelations.
The idea that this is… Read full post »
Scoop Nisker, a radio commentator, author and performer, said it for years: "If you don't like the news, go out and make some news of your own." The Media Conference on The WELL cites it in its banner.
Being alive and active in the world is one thing,… Read full post »