Archive for May 2016

An open letter to the ants in my house: This is war

An open letter to the ants in my house: This is war
Okay, ants. You decided to invade my house this year in greater numbers than ever before. And, no, we do not want you here. You could probably tell that by the various actions we have taken to make your stay unpleasant. We started with natural solutions then moved on to poisons. Gel poison. Spray poison.... Read more »

My new play isn't weird and that's weird

My new play isn't weird and that's weird
I have been in denial for more than a month, but now it’s time to admit it: My new play isn’t weird. This might not be a shocking realization for many playwrights, but as those familiar with my work know, what I write tends to be weird or at least quirky. A prominent reviewer one... Read more »

10 interesting books I've read this year

10 interesting books I've read this year
One of my uber list goals was to read 25 books this year. So far I’ve read 10, which is on pace for meeting my goal. I’ve read some very good books this year and a few that were just okay. No total clunkers that I completed regretted reading, so that’s nice. Here are the... Read more »
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I dreamed up the world's most disappointing amusement park attraction

I don’t often remember my dreams, but I did last night and whoa! It’s a doozy. I’m pretty sure I dreamed up the world’s most disappointing amusement park attraction. I have no idea what prompted this dream. I have no idea what it may mean. All you armchair dream analysts should have a good time... Read more »

A mother dreams of sleep

I remember sleep. I was rarely one to remember my dreams, but I remember my sleep. More specifically, I remember waking from sleep. Waking from sleep in my own good time. Emerging from it slowly like climbing out of a warm bath. Feeling refreshed. I do not sleep like that anymore. I sleep with a... Read more »

Things I thought I'd never do as a mother but ended up doing anyway

We recently had a baby shower for three people I work with. (Yes, three.) One of the activities at the party was to write advice for new parents on scraps of paper and put them in a jar to be read aloud. One of mine was “When you see or hear about other parents doing... Read more »
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My welcome to "women in tech" moment

My welcome to "women in tech" moment
Growing up I never thought it was unusual to be a “woman in tech.” Sure, I was a girl who taught myself how to code by second grade, but I wrote that code on a computer that was largely used by my mother. I guess there weren’t many women in my computer classes, but I... Read more »