I’m an anxious person. I come from a long line of anxious people. I’m not sure if it’s genetic or just something we learned in the home. I have a difficult time not knowing what is coming. It makes me good at research and helps me to troubleshoot problems. It can also steal my equanimity. […]
The hardest part of being vegan is not the food. Giving up meat was easy. I was able to do that 22 years ago. Giving up dairy and eggs was a little harder, that took me another 20 years. My only regret is that I wish I had done it sooner. The hardest part of […]
Using a well placed kitchen whiteboard for shopping lists and a quick snap from a smartphone, makes creating and carrying shopping lists a breeze.
Josephine Thomas was my best friend’s grandmother. I spent a better part of my teens and early twenties in and around her house. She and her husband, Woody, became the surrogate grandparents I never had. Their home was always open and I was always welcome. Jo or Gram, died on October 1st. She was 93 […]
I’ve been drawing almost every day as part of my new blog, 10,000 Bad Drawings. I am really bad at drawing eyes. The pupils go in different directions, the irises are different sizes, the eyes are on different planes. If I was drawing Shannon Doherty, I’d be fine, but most people are more symmetrical. I […]
In my ideal world, everyone would be vegan. I know that is not going to happen, but anything that helps shine a light on the evils of factory farming and the deception of processed “food” in such a charming and in the end hopeful way is something to cheer. It also has lovely animation and […]
We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us, the sooner we get them out the better. – Walt Stanchfield I came across this quote several weeks ago and it has stuck with me. I love to draw. I always have. However, I get out of the habit and then the fear of being bad takes […]
I work at the University of California, Irvine. We hosted the annual UC IT conference, UCCSC, this year. Each summer one of the 10 University of California campuses hosts the conference which brings IT professionals together for two days of sessions relating to the work we do. I presented for the first time this year to […]