During the holidays, the family and I took a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for a ski trip. We fell in love with the small town and the mountain was right-sized for me— not too overwhelming, and lots of blues and greens to keep me happy and not too challenged! Plus, we were blessed with 20 marvelous inches of snow the day we got there— I was up to my calves in powder, and fell face first a couple of times. A pro-skiier, I am not.
To say that the Consumer Electronics Show (AKA “CES”) is overwhelming is an understatement. Think of the most jam-packed conference/exhibition you’ve ever been to— then imagine it 50X bigger. It takes up the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, and has spread to numerous buildings around the city. Now that I’m back, (and sufficiently tech-detoxed) I wanted to share the things I saw that caught my eye. The truth: There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as getting a sneak peek at so much of the future.
Technology runs my life, and I mean that in the best way possible. I use it to keep my calendar, manage my finances, connect with co-workers around the globe, and send copious amounts of memes and GIFs to my kids (so they know I’m supercool). As a technology expert, I am constantly testing and writing about technology, and even my dog wears a fitness tracker. Of course, too much tech is sometimes just too much, and I often feel the need to retreat from all that screen time.
I just got back from #CES2018 and wanted to share the things I saw that caught my eye. The truth: There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as getting a sneak peek at so much of the future. Here, the items I loved the most. http://bit.ly/2rf5rSChttps://t.co/5dnJYTBWvJ
This quote from #MLK instantly centers me. Being of service to others, whether it’s your kids, your parents, your neighborhood, your country, or anyone in need, is a sure fire way to pull yourself out of self-absorption and gain some perspective. #MLKDayhttps://t.co/SPpwMKgsS4
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Selecting a term
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