Last Sunday's snowstorm stripped a lot of our trees well before their time this season. The dying leaves couldn't stand up to the onslaught of wet, heavy snow and ice. They fell to the ground in large clumps, robbing us of the autumn magic of slowly falling leaves that crunch happily underfoot. When the snow … Continue reading The Sunshine Returns And So Do I
Category: What Else?
New Old Name, Identical Unique Personality
As of one hour ago, I officially have a new name. Well, more accurately, I officially have my old name back. I left my ex-husband over seven years ago, but until about two years ago, I didn't want to go back to my maiden name. My acquired surname was too cool. I liked it for … Continue reading New Old Name, Identical Unique Personality
Being Dog’s Best Friend
When I was 21, I spent five months living in India. It was only the second foreign country I had ever been to, and the first was Australia, which didn't really prepare me for what I was about to encounter. The conditions people existed in—both their own physical bodies and the environment around them—were horrific. … Continue reading Being Dog’s Best Friend
Demon Déjà Vu
Now that I'm a runner (apparently), I run on vacations. Unless I’m staying in a hotel, which is rare with all the great AirBnBs out there, running is often the only viable form of exercise. Since I was staying at my parents’ house last weekend, I went for a few runs in my old neighborhood. … Continue reading Demon Déjà Vu
The Design of Everyday Things
I shamelessly poached the title of this post from a book I'm reading for professional development: The Design of Everyday Things, by Don Norman. I don't include books I read for anything other than pleasure in my semi-annual book reports, but product and user experience design has been so much on my mind lately that … Continue reading The Design of Everyday Things
39 and Counting
I am now in my 40th ride around the sun. Technically my birthday was a few days ago, but I'm in the middle of the A to Z blog challenge, and didn't want to bombard my readers with two posts in one day, so I'm posting on a challenge day off. I spent my birthday … Continue reading 39 and Counting
A Not-So-Little Pat on the Back
This post is a brag because this is my blog and I'll brag if I want to. Also, I post plenty of embarrassing or unflattering content about myself, so I don't think anyone can fault me for publicly praising my accomplishments. I am now a Senior Technical Writer at LogRhythm. I started less than two … Continue reading A Not-So-Little Pat on the Back
Most days, the sun shines down on me. And that's not just because I live in Boulder. I live a fairly easy life and whatever is difficult, is generally self-imposed. But once in a blood moon, everything goes horribly wrong. Last Wednesday night, I had to catch a flight to Dallas. I've traveled enough over … Continue reading Primal Screams
What Is It I Do Exactly?
I don't know about you, readers, but it's taken me years to really remember/know/understand what most of my friends do for a living. Some of them don't really know what I do either. And hell, I dated someone for many years and never quite understood what he did. Probably that's because he generally slept in … Continue reading What Is It I Do Exactly?
Keep Your Nose Up
There are no spoilers in this post but there are spoilers in the links I've provided. Click at your own risk. A few weeks ago, I watched the latest season of Black Mirror. Like all seasons after the epic first one, it had some episodes that blew me away (Hang the DJ) and some I … Continue reading Keep Your Nose Up