My lease is up in February and I’ve decided to relocate from Texas to North Carolina. I’ve started scouting out apartments online before I book a flight to go apartment-hunting in person, and I’ve noticed a few things in the process. For example, I had no idea that hanging giant forks and spoons on dining room […]
Are you a Buffy, or more of a Xander? We look at seven Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters commonly seen on teams and the unique contributions each brings to projects. Read the full article.
Written my final day in Lawrence, Kansas: January 31, 2014 Lawrence, you saucy little minx. I moved back here with my baby, and our temporary stay accidentally lasted 17 years. Thanks for helping me raise my beautiful girl, for the wonderful eclectic mix of creative and brilliant friends, for the top-notch collection of artists and […]
As the barista artistically made my drip coffee this morning at Central Market, he told me how I’d notice hints of brown sugar and citrus in the freshly roasted local brew, and he described the roasting process used by PT’s in Kansas City, sharing his admiration for their blends. Meanwhile, I’m picturing our future together […]
In 2013, I was on the speaker committee for Texas Linux Fest. When the CFP closed and I looked through talk proposals submitted to Texas Linux Fest ’13, I noticed that I frequently got excited about an interesting talk title, only to be let down by the content of the proposal — or more precisely, […]
Dear Sir, I’m not writing to complain about your choice of programming languages (Visual Basic) or about the A my daughter earned in your class. I’m writing with specific suggestions for how future daughters can have a much better experience in your class than mine did. First, a little background. I’ve worked in tech journalism […]
Funny story: When I first started working at a certain international publishing company as one of only two employees in North America, I had a raging case of imposter syndrome. I was nervous as hell to be hired to help open the North American office. And I was a single mother of a 9-year-old daughter. […]
My mother, Mickie, died on June 25, 10 years ago. She was 53. I was 33 and will be 43 next month. Ten years. A couple of weeks before Mom died, her doctor sent her a certified letter saying that she was a narcotics addict and there was nothing physically wrong with her. The day […]