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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Dinner Conversation 

I don’t understand people who say the reason they don’t like cats because cats don’t have personalities. I mean have they met any cats? Sure they might all be plotting to kill us in our sleep, but the way each one goes about it is quite different.

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A Day in the Life

This post is part of a series describing what Automatticians do on a daily basis. You can read more posts like this by following the tag #a8cday on WordPress.com and Twitter. 7:30 AM:  This is when I intend to get up.  If I set the coffee pot to brew the night before, I often manage…

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