On November 8, 2018, I went to bed early. It had been a long, complicated political season, but at last it would be over. And at last, women would shatter the final glass ceiling in American politics. As I lay in bed and drifted to sleep, I thought about how amazing it was live through this historic moment.
But past midnight I woke as if alerted by some preternatural sense of impending disaster. I picked up my phone to check the results, and was sucked through to a dismal mirror dimension. Well, not really, but since that day it’s sometimes felt like it.
Continue reading “A Starting Point to Understanding in “One Nation After Trump””
Warchild by Karin Lowachee is like a meandering Ender’s Game meets book five Harry Potter–you remember, the one where he was really angry and agonized, all the time.
This review contains spoilers for the story.
Continue reading ““Warchild”–A Tortured Young Man Caught Between Worlds”
A couple times a year, I get the itch… the itch to resubscribe to World of Warcraft. Last week, I gave in.
Continue reading “When World of Warcraft Drags You Back”
This weekend I reached a writing milestone for the first draft of Orphic: 15,000 words written!
Continue reading “Writing Milestone Achieved: 15,000 Words”
It won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but living with untreated sleep apnea is utterly exhausting. Unfortunately, treating it can be pretty annoying, too. Continue reading “The Inconvenience of Treating Sleep Apnea”
One of my primary goals at work is to improve the search function in our knowledge base. There are a handful of tools in ServiceNow to make this happen, but one of the most powerful is using meta. Continue reading “Meta Maps to Improve SEO for Knowledge in ServiceNow”
As a leader, you soon learn: You can’t please all people all the time. Continue reading “Leaders Can’t Be People-Pleasers”
“I am a runner because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. I am a runner because I say I am. And no one can tell me I’m not.”
Now that I have a few years of (fairly) consistent running under my belt, I can tell you definitively: I am not a good or fast runner, and I rarely enjoy it. Continue reading “When Running Frustrates Me (I Keep Running)”
On Wednesday night last week, the Novel in Six writers gathered for a midway check-in. Continue reading “Novel in Six Midway Check-In”
“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.”
Mark Twain was referring to the Ordinary bicycle when he wrote this, but it applies to your average bicycle. It certainly resonated with me on Monday, when I went on a fun but perilous bike ride in the muggy morning.
Continue reading “Bike Wreck”