Working in web development for a over a decade, utilizing the latest tools and standards.
Lead Front-end developer and Architect on large enterprise clients such as HP, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Providence, Lincoln and more. Problem solver, communicator, educator, quick learner and speaker.
Published at Muse.com and medium.
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40 is about accepting the blame
One morning when my 8year old was in a heap over the horrid inevitability that he would have to go to school again that day, he spat out, “You don’t do anything right! You promised I could skip school and you’re always lying!” It took me a minute to recover. I most certainly was not always lying but to explain this to him right now wasn’t going to get us any closer to him putting on his shoes. That I never ‘promised’ him he could skip school this particular day, wasn’t a discussion point, either. The facts of what I had said, the truth, was we discussed a time we may be traveling and, like the friends he’s so jealous of who get to miss school because they have a plane to catch, we would likely have that experience one day, too. But that was not what he wanted to hear or what he remembered that foggy, dark morning thirty minutes before the first school bell. Continue...
We usually sit in the pew in the back of the church. God doesn’t mind if you sit in the back as long as you show up for the part before communion. If you’re late, sit in the back on the right so as to not upset Father Tom. After communion you can take your wafer, genuflect to the God Box, and walk straight out the door because you got your weekly allocated God Nutrition Wafer. That’s the bit God cares about the most because God is a strict foodie. No, seriously if you read the bible, a large portion of it is what you should or should not eat. (You have to thumb through the parts about the names of people who are related to other people. That was a wedding guest list. Your name isn’t on there. Mine isn’t either, I checked.)
We always leave just after communion. “It’s just the announcements,” Mom explains. Nothing important, nothing that is going to change what God said or how we’re supposed to live our lives. Plus it means we can beat the crowd out of the parking lot.
I don’t know about your children, but mine seem to have a very small memory for some things and an elephant-like memory for others. I look at them and wonder where this comes from but then I remember a conversation I had a few hours ago about something I’d completely forgotten while bitching about something I can’t let go of.
Let’s call this “Human.” Continue...
Before I go in to a long winded update, here are a few things to know immediately:
- http://www.crisistextline.org/ This is a teen-age text line available for shy teens who might reach out via text but not phone. Text HOME to 741741
For parents: Call 9-1-1 if your teen has a plan for suicide and has a willingness to follow through and will not go with you to the ER. Do not be ashamed. None of the staff will fault you for this, in fact, they will hug you. It's ok. You're not alone. They're not alone. Ok? Ok. Now, I can let you know how our experience is, so long as everyone is safe. Continue...
Four times over-seas and multiple technology and writing conferences in the US, I focus on solution-based approach to current issues in the tech and blog community while providing applicable tips and tools that can be utilized today.
A few wonderful recent experiences:
- Deloitte University: Women In Tech Day's Opening Speaker.
- Seattle Mobile Mixer: Gender and Mobile Technology event
- Refresh Seattle: A round-table discussion on Digital Gender Conversations.
- Geeup in Leiden Netherlands: Creativity in Development
- ExpressionEngine Conf: (four times returning: 2009, 2010, MC for Brooklyn in 2011, Speaker in Portland 2013.)
- EEUK Manchester UK 2010: Business Strategy talk
- Redo of the Pass it On talk at Code Fellows
- Many writing conferences: Blissdom 2009 and 2011, Type A Mom 2010, Evo 2010 and more.
- Parent Map