August was a busy, but at the same time slow month. Even when I was full time, I remember not a lot ever got done in August; vacations made it difficult to arrange interviews and pre-publication reviews, so often the […]
On the heels of last month’s post where I talked about some of my other interests besides digital forensics and cyber incident response, I was beyond excited to receive a contract for a new article I’d pitched about how I […]
If you’ve read my last few blogs, you know that I’ve been in a deep process of rethinking, well, just about everything: how I work, how I communicate, how I approach different things. Layoffs are among those earth-shattering life events […]
Serendipity surprises me sometimes in the way it brings different elements together, either a set of new things that become a pattern, or new facets of something I’m already thinking about. Then again, maybe like Fox Mulder, I just want […]
Any writer knows we struggle sometimes with some pretty bad habits. There’s the procrastination. The overthinking. The self-doubt. The drinking. (And the accidental rhyming couplets in our blog posts, but I digress.) They’re all rooted in our impostor syndrome, the […]
Something in my life needed to change. As a likely Highly Sensitive Person, I needed to become more intentional, and at the same time, more forgiving of both myself and others.
Yes, as I wrote in my last post, I’m still in the grips of burnout; coming out of it slowly, making tentative plans for the new year, yet not without considerable doubts because I had such high hopes for 2018 and now find myself limping, feeling rather beaten up (if only by myself), into 2019.
I had big plans for Thanksgiving week. With the Thursday and Friday off for the holiday, and my sons off from school on Wednesday as well, I opted to take the entire week off, myself. I had Big Plans for […]
I posted this to Instagram on Monday, September 24, my brief contribution to the #BelieveSurvivors walkout organized by the #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke: Later that week, listening to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, I became unexpectedly enraged. I found so […]
This week was one of those that feels like it happened two weeks ago. Was it really only last weekend that #MPRraccoon scaled a tall building and gave us all hope in the ability to survive through sheer tenacity. Yep. […]