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. […]
Category Archives: Life
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?
One of my favorite bloggers and friend, Brett Nordquist, met with me over lunch a few weeks ago. His first question to me was: “Why don’t you write more?” Gotta admit, I knew that was coming, and I’m glad he asked. So here I am, logged into my WordPress blog again. And again, I’m greeted […]
It’s been over 3 months since my previous blog entry, and I had every intention of coming back on a positive note: ROAR! But today, it’s going to be more of a meow. Funny how grief actually helps me focus on things. Whenever a stressful situation strikes, my first reaction is to step up and […]