Gatlinburg TN

I went on Vacation.  I took some photos.  Pro-tip:  If you go to Gatlinburg during the week you can get in all the awesome tourist cheese without dealing with hordes of other people and the hotel rooms are fairly cheap. You looked at all my random, uncaptioned photos! Your thank you gift is this video…

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9 years of WordPress.com

I got this note the other day reminding me that I started using WordPress.com 9 years ago. The friend I was helping set up his site still uses the same theme, so you can see the first post almost exactly the same way it looked in 2009. I’ve learned a lot about writing for the…

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Building communities one pixel at a time

There are a million things I love about my job, but the thing I love the most (right now at least) is that it gives me a way to help people use technology to realize their own dreams and the dreams of their communities.  I wasn’t able to be in Detroit for this project, but I spend…

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Add a little happy

Several months ago one of my co-workers recommended a little browser extension that says nice things to you every time you open a tab.  Sounded a little silly, and wasn’t sure that randomly generated nice thoughts from a glass of water would make that much difference, but I was wrong.  I love them.  Sometimes I take…

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My First Feminist Role Models

In honor of International Women’s Day I want to tell you about a group of women who played a major role in how I became the woman I am today:  The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Specifically the ones who taught at Lindsay Holy Family School in the very early 1980s. I’m not sure they set…

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