The new normal

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

One of my friends pointed out Seth Godin’s post about transitioning to a new normal through a slog (at least that’s what I take from this). This idea resonates with me, to a degree, even as it unnerves me – During a slog, we have a chance to accept a new normal, even if it’s…… Continue reading The new normal

The missing piece in my Python scripts

The city's new center boulevard is coming along nicely. It was recently left open for pedestrians, so I took my camera for a morning walk/

My quest to automate parts of my workflows usually involves writing Python scripts to streamline some of my tasks as a Happiness Engineer. One output has confused me for far longer than it should have, and I was shown the light today (in the form of a pretty simple solution). My dilemma Many of my…… Continue reading The missing piece in my Python scripts

The lonely side of remote work

Rian linked to an interesting article about the challenges of working remotely titled “What Most Remote Companies Don’t Tell You About Remote Work”. I started reading it to get a sense of it, then sent it to my Pocket queue to read later. This is how the article begins, it will give you an idea…… Continue reading The lonely side of remote work

Feminism from a tone-deaf male’s perspective

Lost in Translation by Kris Krug, licensed CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

A discussion about feminism and a blog post by Gretchen Kelly got me thinking about what feminism and gender equality means to me. I wanted to share some of my thinking, even though it may offend many.

“I was giving up on the life my false self tells me I must live”

Dr Kelly Flanagan’s post titled “Why We Should All Just Give Up” resonates with me. I often feel as if I am fighting against some impossible force to get simple things done. My first thought is to fight and keep fighting until I have overcome the challenge, and that is sometimes just getting out of…… Continue reading “I was giving up on the life my false self tells me I must live”

Create a 2015 you will want to remember

Create a 2015 you will want to remember

2014 has turned out to be a pretty challenging year and not necessarily in a happy way. I was about to say “not in a good way” but you have a choice how to view your challenges in your life. You can see them as curses sent to make you miserable or mountains to climb…… Continue reading Create a 2015 you will want to remember

Challenging #FML

Not alone

At first #FML was a rare sighting online and, slowly, it began to find more use as people tweeted about their misfortunes online. The term has its own website featuring everyday uses and it is probably one of the most depressing memes I’ve seen online. https://twitter.com/clarewarwick/status/537892044753342464 Sure, some people have huge challenges in their lives…… Continue reading Challenging #FML