Month: January 2009

Talk to publishers! See your face in a comic (maybe)!

I have nothing to do with this, but I think it is really cool and I want to tell everyone I know about it: My favorite web comic, Unshelved, is asking its readers to answer the question, "What do you wish publishers knew?" Then they'll make a comic out of the answers and publish it Read More


Balance is a difficult thing. For me that is literally as well as figuratively true; I’ve always been a klutz. But I’m talking about life balance: time, priorities, attention. Beyond the bare minimum of caring for myself I can only focus on one thing at a time. Too often, the rest falls apart. I can Read More

Things I’ve done for a dollar

I recently made a list of all the types of jobs I had before going into Human Resources. It’s fair to say that my early “career” fit Wayne Campbell’s description of his own: I had an extensive collection of nametags and hairnets. The list is mildly interesting, so I’ll post it at the end, but Read More

Taking a moment to look back

In honor of the upcoming Inauguration, here’s a post I wrote on February 14, 2008 after seeing Obama speak in person. Once you read it, you may be able to imagine how shocked I was by his victory on Election night. I didn’t believe it was real until the next morning (and I walked around Read More