Thanks for reading! After many happy years of hosting my tomatosgarden.org at blogspot, I am refreshing things a bit for 2013. I’ve got a new url here at stacydyer.com, and a new wordpress-based blog site to enjoy.
Please let me know what you think of the new experience and remember to update any RSS or email subscriptions you have.
In addition to spending some well-deserved quality time with my family at home this holiday season, I have finally had enough free time create a new 2013 calendar to share with my friends and family. A tradition of mine since 2005, I have been too busy in recent years to compile my favorite photographs and design the custom calendar layout. I’m so pleased to resurrect this one of my favorite holiday traditions this year!
My 2013 edition shamelessly features my daughter, Helena Rose throughout, so it is sure to bring a smile to your (or at least mine) face everyday.
Lena Rose 2013 Calendar (pdf – 44 MB)
(All images are the sole property of me. Do not sell or reproduce without permission. Printing for personal use is permitted.)
Due to organizational restructuring at Sage Software, my position as Product Marketing Manager has been eliminated. I’m looking for new opportunities for full-time employment, or project-based contract work. If you know anyone looking for a product manager/evangelist, positioning expert, and data scientist with a focus on technology solutions for nonprofit, small business, or government organizations, please visit my LinkedIn profile.
I am technical director (and stage manager, and marketing director, and photographer, and lighting designer…) for the Polish Thespian Project production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure as part of the Summer Acts! festival at City Theatre in Austin, Texas.
Justice meets mercy and virtue encounters vice in Shakespeare’s probing dark comedy. The Duke leaves his puritanical Deputy Angelo in charge, hoping he will rid the city of corruption. Though Angelo enforces the law, he becomes entangled in a web of lies when he is attracted to a young novice pleading for the life of her condemned brother. The bard masterfully restores order and even creates a happy ending.
Please come out and see our show! The festival runs July 5 -15th.
Show times for Measure for Measure are:
FR6@7, SA7@6, SU8@6, WE11@7, TH12@7, SU15@4
For ticket information, please visit the Polish Thespian Project on Facebook.
My boss forwarded me this story about how BookSpring in Austin, Texas made an impact on one student and his school librarian. Read on…
I know we’ve talked now and again about my work at BookSpring. This story just was too touching not to share about our Reading is Fundamental program (RIF). Thanks for reading it, and if you have a chance to give a gift to a child this year, buy them a book (or two). It makes a huge difference.
From a librarian at an Austin elementary school:
Our children unfortunately move frequently. Part of the process of changing schools is the return of all library books. Last month a boy came into the library looking very sad. I tried to comfort him and showed him online pictures of his new school and his new librarian. He asked me again whether he had to turn in all his library books, couldn’t he at least keep one or two? He said “I sleep with them no matter where we are.” I shook my head. He opened his backpack and there were nine RIF books (along with his library books.) Joyfully, I explained that RIF books were forever gifts and library books were only borrowed. I hugged him goodbye and he left, smiling and clutching his backpack full of his forever books. Then I cried.
Freaky’s Soap Box
New personal blog for Heather Burton, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Sage Nonprofit Solutions (and my boss!)