Within smelling-distance of the ocean

After spending some time at the animal shelter a few weeks ago, Matthew and I walked along a path beside Elliot Bay. I grew up within smelling distance of the ocean. It’s not something people who grew up deep inland notice when visiting. But often when I walked down the stairs at SJC, I took a deep […]

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A bit of digital spring cleaning

Thanks to my existing clock of cleaning my house frantically before my friend comes over for our weekly sewing/fangirling session, my house doesn’t currently need much spring cleaning #humblebrag. But my online spaces have gotten a bit musty since the snow started falling, and since I had the day off for DC Emancipation Day, I […]

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“I felt the relief of being known”

I’ve been reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore for a work book club. It’s the first novel I’ve read in a while that showed people like me. It’s based at a bookstore in San Francisco and involves programmers, VCs, graphic designers, website managers, and the future of human immortality. A few weeks before starting Mr. Penumbra’s I was thinking […]

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I fly better when I’m scared

I went to my 5th trapeze class tonight: I’ve had good, productive classes and less productive classes. I’ve learned some tricks fast, and others are coming slower. Like anytime I’m learning a new skill, I have to find the right emotional mix to do my best work. I thought it would be faking confidence, the […]

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The deeply peculiar business of choosing someone’s pseudonym

I write a lot for work. Pretty much everything on this page since August 2012, I wrote. What I didn’t write, I edited or found content for or helped reformat. My name is on 2 pieces of writing my organization has sent out–an invitation to a basketball game and an invitation to Facebook for people […]

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