Fargo

Made a stop in Fargo, ND Sunday as part of my great vacation getaway. This stop was especially to see my friend Jen, her husband, Nathan, and their new baby, Amelia. I loved seeing the baby, and getting to spend a little time with Jen. On the other hand this is one little five-week old…

Gnomedex

Hanging out here at Gnomedex this weekend. There’s more details on the tech and speakers on the tech blog but something that occurs to me today is more appropriate here. There’s something very intimidating about being around this many smart, successful people. It’s hard to see myself as belonging, or being smart enough. I know…

How completely true!

Abuse. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. It’s sad, but it’s true, there are always going to be little “triggering” events that bring back all the fear and all the helpless feelings. The real key is recognizing them for what they are and reacting appropriately. That takes a long time to learn, I’m sure.

Irish need not apply

I saw a replica sign that said “Irish Need Not Apply” at the Irish festival, and had some thoughts about that. I was reminded of those thoughts when I was listening to the Donegal X-Press CD I picked up over the weekend this morning. There’s a song on there called The Work Shanty that is…