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Tough Decisions

And I wouldn’t mind your tips, dear readers. If you had a few extra hours in your day, and needed to get off your duff, away from monitors and aren’t particularly talented in art, cooking or any endeavors requiring coordination, what would you do? Topic jump. I made two extremely traumatizing decisions (for me) this […]

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Ageism and Automattic

About a week ago I read an article on age and the workplace that was a bit chilling. It linked to a study, which shows that in the tech industry 43% of employees worry about losing their job due to their age The thought was sobering. Downright sad. And scary. What really gets me about all […]

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Another Son Heads to Utah

Aaaaah, the call of the mountains. CJ and Lauren raved about life out west so much that Zeb decided to give it a try. On Wednesday he headed out to work at Deer Valley (where CJ is a ski instructor, and Lauren works with housing). I’m proud of his willingness to venture away from the […]

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Becoming a Happiness Engineer

It was just about a year ago when my world was completely rocked. In an ironic quirk of fate, I found my dream job in technology while crashing a website. How (not) cool is that? Background For almost 20 years I worked from home as a freelance writer, specializing in children’s media. Then a friend […]