Sunday, June 15th, 2014

This Week


Life Last year was rough, and even though things are a lot better now, I feel like I'm still experiencing... emotional aftershocks. I felt that this week. I'm not in The Dark Place anymore, but sometimes I'm reminded of it, and I see it again, and it scares me. But I went to the gym (I finally ...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Book: A Short Guide To A Happy Life

A Short Guide To a Happy Life

I like Anna Quindlen’s work, it’s beautiful and thoughtful, poetic without being overly flowery. A Short Guide To a Happy Life is from a commencement speech she never gave because it was cancelled by protesters, beautifully illustrated with pictures. It’s short, because really it contains a very simple message: be more than your job, have more in your ...

Monday, June 9th, 2014

The Procrastination Project

Reverse Whack-A-Mole

There is something I'm working on that I'm really excited about, that if we have hung out in person I may well have talked about, but it has been going nowhere. So "I'm working on X" has really only been true if "work" is defined as "not getting around to and feeling really guilty about". This was ...

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

This Week


Life Really emotionally draining week. But caught up with a friend, hung out with a new friend which was nice, met up with someone who found me on Twitter as a result of one of my recent blog posts (so cool), went to the brunch portion of a friend's hen do, and spent an Afternoon with the ...

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Seattle, May 2014

People playing chess in downtown Seattle

I found myself in Seattle for the long weekend, having not known about Memorial day when I booked my flights. Still, there are worse places to be stranded (like NYC in a snowstorm when I'm supposed to be skiing in Italy). I'm fond of Seattle, as a city. It's the city where if I had to live in ...

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

This Week

sleepy kitten

Life Got back from the US, met up with people on Saturday and generally just chilled out. Got a lot of writing done, which is nice, and made some progress through the first round of feedback for the AOSA book chapter. Places Pretty boring! Went to Granger & Co for brunch (always amazing), and hot chocolate and cake at ...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

On Appreciation

two ants

One of my friends laid down some wisdom recently, which they allowed me to post anonymously here with instructions that it was to be illustrated with a picture of ants. I hope it reverberates with you, as it did with me. We don't talk about the slow fade of being ignored, being unappreciated. This is a ...

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

This Week

Yeah cats are basically what you need to know about blogging

LIFE Gave a talk at ModevUX, and was on a panel. I was terrified but they both went pretty well. I also met some really lovely people and was really inspired by some of the other presentations. After that, I went on to Kirkland. After 5 nights in Suburbia I couldn't take anymore, so I relocated ...

Monday, May 19th, 2014

On Coming “Home”

Yotsuba and Danbo:Trick or Treat on Halloween

A while ago, someone introduced me to the concept of “Third Culture Kids”. "Third culture kid (TCK, 3CK) is a term used to refer to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents’ culture for a significant part of their development years." I remember identifying with some of the aspects, of not knowing where ...

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