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Literature of Katrina

I am not very good at typing on a typewriter. I have to press the keys really hard and my pinkies and ring fingers are not always up to the job. They are weak and I find myself retyping the letters "a" and "s" and "l" over and over. The scenes in movies where people are typing on old typewriters using only their index fingers make a whole lot more sense now.

May 25, 2020

Reading

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

It felt good to revisit this one. The subject matter isn't easy, having to do with mental illness, the aftermath of war, and the way we humans use each other sometimes to further our own interests. But I love the character of Maisie Dobbs.

May 15, 2020

Reading

How to Build a Girl

How to Build a Girl

The job of building yourself is never finished. And that's a beautiful thing.

May 15, 2020

Blog Post

My New Typewriter

I am not very good at typing on a typewriter. I have to press the keys really hard and my pinkies and ring fingers are not always up to the job. They are weak and I find myself retyping the letters "a" and "s" and "l" over and over. The scenes in movies where people are typing on old typewriters using only their index fingers make a whole lot more sense now.

February 17, 2020

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Funny, Not Funny

I've been doing writing exercises from the book The 3 a.m. Epiphany by Brian Kitely. It's my favorite book of exercises, they always challenge me and, in the past, I've come up with some great stories by going through them. This morning, though, I completely struck out.

January 30, 2020

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My Favorite Books from 2019

An appreciation of my top 5 books from 2019

January 01, 2020

Blog Post

Adding Github Gists

I was reading an article a while back with tips on starting a tech blog and keeping it going and one of the suggestions listed was to use Github Gists for your code samples. The main argument was that they were easy to use and accessible. I thought I would give Gists a try, just to see how they worked. Of course, nothing is ever that simple.

December 27, 2019

Sparkbox Foundry Article

What Do We Value Most About Design Systems

Katy dives into the answers to the 2019 Design Systems Survey open-ended questions and presents the three benefits of design systems that both agency and in-house team respondents value most.

Sparkbox Foundry

Blog Post

What I've Been Reading - October 20, 2019

I'm sitting here watching Booksmart and remembering what it was like to be a completely nerdy girl in high school. And I'm sure absolutely zero people are surprised that I was a complete nerd in high school because I am now, at 40 years of age, a completely nerdy woman sitting on her couch writing blog posts about the articles she's read. And I'm totally OK with that. Because I read some interesting shit this week.

October 20, 2019

Blog Post

What I've Been Reading - October 13, 2019

My reading was a bit all over the place this week, but these were the articles I felt were worth sharing. There are so many more I tagged to read, but wasn't able to get to. Just one of those weeks.

October 13, 2019