Rare Updates & Very Important Thoughts

Maybe you’re crying right now, because you wanted to read so many of my ramblings, and here’s just like, a tease; hardly anything. I write a lot of stuff, and most of it’s done in exchange for cold, hard cash, and that’s why none of it’s here. Some of us have jobs, you know.

My cousin sent me this quote from her nine-year-old son. Pay attention, y'all, because I am officially the only cool adult who exists. When the children revolt, you're gonna need my ambassadorship ...
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So, here's a thing about me: I don't really have my own story to tell. I've traveled, played in bands, befriended hundreds, rich and poor, and animals and very old trees; I have obtained equal enjoyment from taco trucks and Michelin starred restaurant food, I have loved good company and alone-ness in great metropoles and deep wildernesses, alike. When I look for the story in my experiences, I see loosely connected moments bound together only ...
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I never really used to understand it when people told me they were impressed with my performance just because I'd show up to a meeting on time or hit a deadline. See, I'm not 100% consistent on hitting deadlines. When you're in development and working on projects with clients, sometimes there are delays. Sometimes it's technical, or because the client lags on delivering crucial information, then doesn't get back to you until you're entrenched in ...
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The first few years I taught computers to K-5 grade at a little local charter school, we were working with an unmatched set of donated machines that were running everything from Windows NT to Vista. The computers were...unreliable, at best, when it came to performance. Some of the monitors were pretty sketchy, too; mostly they were big, old CRTs that weighed about eighty pounds, screens slowly wobbling left and right like an Air Dancer in ...
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Part 1: The Rules of Engagement I read an article this morning about what it means to be a freelancer, written for those who are just dipping their toes into being The Boss of Your Own Domain. While some of it rang true, I found it sadly lacking in the depth I would have appreciated when I started out over a decade ago. Yeah, sure -- you're not really your own boss. It doesn't take ...
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I was recently invited to join a chain mail type email thing. This is not something I ever have, or thought I would ever do. But, as it encouraged me to send a note of encouragement to a stranger and held the prospect of insight into other people's source of inspiration, I bit. I said yes to the chain letter, and sent off my missive. And if only to share one of my favorite quotes ...
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It's almost ready to go: the first decent website I've created for myself in years. I'm the kind of person who will tell an author to let go of the editing process so they can finish the book, then take ten years writing my own novel because I can't stop editing it to death. The type who wants to build an immersive web experience for myself, but jeez....who has the time? I'm a working designer; ...
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