This past Wednesday, I gave a short talk to my organization at Microsoft about magic. Not tricks, but the feeling. In the context of the mission of our organization, there’s magic in learning. That magic happens when someone runs her first program, or solves a complex infrastructure challenge, or scores a new job or promotion. […]
Author Archives: Veronica
How do you describe your spouse or partner’s work to others? I wrote a quick post to answer this FAQ at social functions.
If you know me, you already know I speak my mind. And now, I’ve put the money where my mouth is. Literally. Ahhhhhhh, see it? Actually, what you would see are two transparent devices, with metal hinges and wires in and around them. They’re orthoses for treating temporomandibular disorder (often known as TMJ disorder or […]
The lights in my office went out, and I decided I didn’t want to die in the next three years. Yes, these are related.
Coupons on the interwebs caused me to waste money. I’m also too lazy to care about them.
Not that I’m super old, but my priorities have shifted significantly over the last 2-3 years as I further cement my place in the “middle age” category. (You’re welcome, U.S. Census.) Having experienced losses and challenges definitely nudged the process along, although I wish it didn’t always take so much sadness and regret to remind […]
I’m thankful for where I live, and frustrated at the same time. Why am I always homesick?
When my work and life intersect, and lead me to discover an inspirational woman, I just have to share it with you. Read about the CEO of DRY Soda, Sharelle Klaus.