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Hi there! I’m Susannah.

Overlooking the Hudson, October 2008

I’m a writer, editor and media relations professional at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Needless to say, the views expressed here are my own and not necessarily those of my employer. As you were.)

In 2002, I began alpha testing an MMORPG called Puzzle Pirates. I made friends around the world and saw a homegrown effort explode to include millions of subscribers. Since then, I’ve been very interested in the politics of various forms of social media, technology and communication — and what happens when they intersect with real life. I’ve blogged in one form or another since 2003, and I co-moderate a large community (7000+) of knitters. I overuse emoticons; I text in full sentences; I refuse to type without caps.

This blog is just a bunch of musings on the machinations necessary to keep up with culture, media, technology, and everything else. I’m not stupid; I’m not lazy; I just want to keep the TiVo programmed and live my life.

I’ll bet you do, too.

If you’ve read this far, congrats! I welcome questions, comments and just about any other form of communication — the crazier, the better — either here or at rhodesbrooks at gmail dot com.

Shall we?


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  1. July 17, 2009 9:34 am

    Hi Susanna,
    I saw your comment on Andrew’s posting about how you’re watching Slings and Arrows. I just got truned on to this series and feel as though I’m watching my life (25 years working in non-profit theaters of all sizes and types). Don’t you just LOVE it? I finished Season One and was left with this huge desire to see a production of Hamlet, any Hamlet, what a great arts education experience! I’m looking forward to Season Two. (though in some ways I don’t want to watch it, because then it will be over 😦

    Sharon DeMark (alum of the Bolz Center)
    St. Paul

    PS – I’m also a knitter – what’s your knitting site?

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