I drafted this post back in June when I was actually in Panama but I never finished it…until now. Better late then never? I’m in Panama for a conference and of course I had to escape from the conference venue to go see the Panama Canal while I was here. I had some unscheduled time the day I arrived, before the conference got going, so I met up with some […]
My daughter recently tore her ACL and was in a wheelchair for the better part of a couple of weeks while it healed enough for her to walk for longer periods of time on crutches and then finally on her own. It’s never a good time to tear your ACL but there are certainly worse times. This felt somewhat in the middle, leaning towards “worse times”. She tore it while […]
Seems I struck a chord with my recent post on the unglamorous side of travel, so I figured I would write one based on the trip I’m just got back from.
My “unglamorous” experiences on this trip weren’t traumatizing like my last trip, so I’m not complaining at all. Nonetheless, it still falls decidedly short of the sort of travel experiences that typically make it to social media. All the more reason to share, I guess. 🙂
Folks, I work for a pretty great company. Every 5 years, all employees get a 2-3 month paid sabbatical, which is almost unheard of outside of academia, at least in the US. The idea is to give employees a chance to disconnect, take a break from routine, and recharge. Time has flown and I’m eligible for mine this year. Hard to believe. Anyway, it was a little surreal to me […]
Facebook has a long track record and sordid history of abusing their users’ trust and privacy, including the most recent and egregious cases currently making headlines with Cambridge Analytica as well as election meddling in the US and Britain. As if that wasn’t enough, it then came to light that they have also been tracking and storing users’ phone call and text message data, including “who contacted whom, what time, […]
Today, I got a chance to explore the old city walls and St. Lawrence Fort (Lovrijenac) in Dubrovnik. Game of Thrones fans may spot some familiar features in a few pics.
So a friend of mine shared a video over the holidays last year from a lady who posts short videos, mostly about things that bother her, always ending with her tag line, “I ain’t doin’ it!” For some reason, these videos crack me up and I have become a fan. Here’s the Elf on the Shelf video that started me off: She tackles all of the important issues in her […]
I normally do not post certain types of things on my blog or on social media, like political messages, but today I feel compelled. I’ve been thinking for the last few days about the most recent school shooting in Parkland, and my overwhelming emotion right after grief is rage. I am so angry it makes me cry and for those of you out there who know me, angry-cry is the […]