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Never Mind the Gatekeepers

The maple by our driveway must have gotten the memo yesterday that it was the first day of fall. None of the other trees seem to be on board, but I watched from the kitchen as 5 or 6 taffy yellow maple leaves spun leisurely towards the ground. Maybe none of the other...

Thank You For Liking

Pretty sure everyone is talking about the Facebook FIles series on WSJ. And of course, by everyone I mean everyone I’ve paid attention to who is reading it and who happens to have an above average interest in the trials and terrors of social media companies, You know,...

The Internet of Shiny Things

Tucked in a back corner of my closet, nestled in its box, is a ring. It's dusty, neglected. I wish I could put it to good use but I don't quite have the skills. I'm holding out that maybe I'll figure it out some day and be able to hack it. It's accompanied by a...
Blast From The Past

Blast From The Past

Ever get those emails where, in the time since handing over your email, you've completely forgotten signing up? Like meeting someone at a party where they know your name and while they seem familiar to you... all you've got is "oh, hiiii babe!" before asking your host...

Reasons & Excuses

Reasons & Excuses

A friend told me once "I don't like to give excuses, but I do believe in sharing the reasons why if something goes wrong". When you're late, miss a deadline, or let your writing practice slip...ask why. Is there a distinction between the two? I've been trying to tease...

This is Your Brain on Distraction

This is Your Brain on Distraction

Do businesses still prioritize "multitasking" as a perk in an employee? Friends in HR, do chime in, and the neurobiologist in me will cover the rest. I think multi-tasking and visualize "why yes, I can scroll TikTok while looking like I'm busy with work projects...

The Art of The Cold Pitch

The Art of The Cold Pitch

 All my websites have "contact me" submission forms that come straight to my inbox. The messages are hit or miss, like panning for gold. I receive the occasional potential client, a good chunk of completely absurd spam messages written with a sincere fondness for...

Don’t Wait to Be Picked

Don’t Wait to Be Picked

Remember lining up in grade school and picking teams for dodgeball or kickball? Brutal. Nothing quite like hoping you aren't picked in the last half. Or worse, actually being picked last. I was sort-of athletic, but always too tall and gangly to really excel at sports...

Are we entering the digital dark ages?

Are we entering the digital dark ages?

That saying "history repeats itself" is haunting me right now. Explicitly the version said by George Santayana, who stated "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I've been thinking a lot about the dark ages and the enormous loss of science,...

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