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It’s a whole new world out there.

It’s been a long time since I went through technical interviews, and the world has changed. I have some catching up to do.
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AI writing is just plain bland.

There’s a new AI assistant in Jetpack so of course I wanted to try it out. I used a few different prompts, and even when I said some things that were pretty wacky the system … Read more
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And just like that, it’s April.

The thing is, I don’t have much to say. There’s a lot going on – and maybe someday I’ll even be able to write about some of it, but not today. Or even soon. I have … Read more
Characters from Daria, the TV show, celebrate with a rainbow in the distance.

The Big Wet Rainstorm’s Over!

It’s been raining here for weeks. Literally, weeks. That just isn’t how things are done in CA, and there have been floods and property damage and somewhere around 20 people lost to this series of … Read more
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New year, same me?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve dug through a bunch of ancient blog posts that I’ve written here off and on for over twenty years. I wasn’t even 30 when I started this, and in … Read more

You have got to be kidding me.

How do I do this every single year? Almost always on the break between the holidays – I bust out the blog, try to dust it off, update All The Things and tidy up the layout … Read more

Sometimes, resolutions actually stick.

And here we are again. January 1. The traditional start of all-things resolutions. I can’t be the only one who looks back at the past year and also thinks “UGH, I meant to do $foo … Read more


My grandmother passed away last Thursday. We knew it was coming – she had been in steady decline since my grandfather died several months ago. Over the past few weeks, she became non-responsive, and we … Read more


In June 2005, when my husband was away at Clarion West, my grandparents took a road-trip. They came to visit me in California, and for the first time in my life I had them to … Read more

This kitten is trying to kill me.

When Lambert was about 3 months old, Lisa nicknamed her “The Phantom Menace.” Even though she was only a few pounds back then, Lambert would pounce into our laps to demand attention. She has grown … Read more
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