I love being surrounded by books, having all those minds and stories to dive into and learn things from. But I have a couple of shelves in my office next to my desk where I rotate out a smaller group of books that I want to have immediate access to. These are the ones that feed whatever I'm currently interested in and represent not only aspirations but interests and passions.
October 08, 2019
What I've Been Reading - August 18, 2019
Only one thing to read this week. The 1619 Project from The New York Times Magazine.
August 19, 2019
What I've Been Reading - August 11, 2019
It's been a rough week here in Dayton. A week ago, we woke up to the news that in less than 30 seconds a man managed to kill nine people and wound almost 30 others in a popular downtown district. I don't know how to internalize that or what else to say about that. There are no words for that kind of horror. Anyway, here are some things I read this week. Maybe they'll help, maybe they'll distract, though distraction can be a form of help.
August 11, 2019
Sparkbox Foundry Article
4 Strategies to Advocate for Project Improvements
Ever have great ideas for improving projects but don’t know how to bring them up? Katy shares how you can effectively advocate for your improvements while being considerate of your team and clients.
I have a confession to make...
It's probably time to admit that blue isn't my favorite color anymore.
May 27, 2019
I Fell in Love with GraphQL Last Night
When I started, I didn't really know much of anything about GraphQL. And, to be honest, the only thing I really knew about Gatsby was that I could use it to build a static site with React. Plus it works well with the Netlify CMS, which is something I also really want to use. Since then, I've learned a lot. But last night, my knowledge of GraphQL took a leap forward and now I really love it.
May 05, 2019
Routine as Self Care
What if prioritizing self-care is really about prioritizing doing those things that bring you back to yourself every day, day after day?
April 29, 2019
Cheryl Strayed on Being of Service
Strayed is one of those writers who always seem to have some nugget of wisdom that really resonates with me, whether it's in an essay, an interview, a story... I keep a mental list of writers whose work feels like home to me and she is definitely on it.
February 24, 2019
The Joy of Having Problems
I can expect that there will be problems, there always are. But that’s what makes life interesting. And recognizing that allows me to take some joy in solving them.
January 15, 2019
Take care of yourself and learn new things
January 01, 2019