Lent 2022: New is Different and Different is Hard

We’re evaluating a new piece of software at $dayJob right now. A few colleagues and I got pulled into the “whatcha think?” effort yesterday, and it was frustrating. We didn’t have any training and there was a short window to poke around and then provide our thoughts. We felt the weight of providing good, helpful […]

Lent 2022: Dust

A few weeks back, I was talking to a friend who was starting a new job. I mentioned that I could hardly believe that I’ve been at the same job for almost 7 years. We talked about how important it is to find joy in your vocation and to genuinely like what you are doing. […]

Lent 2022: Pi Day

Happy Pi Day, friends! If this was a Going-to-work kind of work situation these days, my office would have brought in 40(ish) pies from Shakespeare Pies so that all the nerds could celebrate as nerds do. And everybody likes pie, amirite? Except it’s not a going-in-to-work kind of work situation these days. So I stayed […]

Lent 2022: Helping hands, and also not

A long time ago, a fellow I went to university with and I were talking about his new (potential) girlfriend. She had just written an article in our alumni journal, and my friend asked me if I had read it. The article was about the author (his girlfriend)’s experience going to work in the offices […]

Lent 2022: On the Bias

I’ve attended seminars in various things in my career, but the recent trend is toward softskills like allyship, accessibility and diversity, and unconscious bias.Anyone who knows me that I’m not a huge fan of International Women’s Day because it just feels gross that we have to have a day dedicated to it. Like if we […]

Lent 2022: Seeing

I have needed to go to the Optometrist since COVID shut everything down two years ago. So it’s been 4 years. And by the headaches I get and the trouble I have focusing on my monitors every day, I can tell that, yes, I am indeed overdue. So I sit here and squeeze my eyes […]

Lent 2022 : Do something

It’s March Forth day, friends. That’s not a typo, and it is a pretty good homonym. It’s also known as Do Something Day. When my son was 9, we went on an epic vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. In the gardens surrounding the Mad Tea Cups ride, there is a sign that says […]