Happiness in a year of sorrow

Happiness in a year of sorrow

2020 was a hard year for the world. The COVID-19 pandemic, loss of jobs, loss of life, loss of health, a long overdue racial reckoning, de-centering white people, an insurrection in the US: the list goes on and on. And yet, I haven’t been this happy in a long time. I...

Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration day in the United States. Every election we hear that this is the most important election. This year, it is finally true. Your vote is your power and your right! Make sure you vote on November 3, 2020. Check your registration...
How to be an ally

How to be an ally

As the country mourns and rages over the brutal killing of George Floyd, I wonder if America will finally wake up? Not everyone will. The narrative is different based on where you live and where you get your news. For many non-Black people in my periphery, we are...
DIY Websites – Presenting at WPCampus 2019

DIY Websites – Presenting at WPCampus 2019

I am honored to have been chosen to speak at this year’s 2019 WPCampus conference in Portland, Oregon. I will be sharing how the University of California, Irvine has leveraged WordPress Multisite to create a popular web hosting solution for small websites and blogs....
I Can Quit You, Facebook

I Can Quit You, Facebook

In 2014, I decided to take a break from Facebook. It wasn’t really a break as much as a intermittent fast. I only logged in once per week to try to cut back on the addictive nature and to see if it improved my mood. Facebook was being outed at the time as a...
Drawing Cats

Drawing Cats

I go through periods where I draw almost daily. Then I run out of steam, run out of ideas, and I stop. I’m on a roll lately. I started doodling cats. I was particularly bad at drawing cats and it was frustrating as I love them so much. So, I decided to take the...