Hello! It has been a while since I have updated here.  Hopefully you haven’t missed all the great updates though, since I am blogging a lot on the Popforms blog (and there is a ton of other great stuff on there too!). If you aren’t following along though, I would still love your opinion.  I am […]

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instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.

Thanksgiving is this week, and so I desperately wanted to come up with a Thanksgiving themed post. I considered doing the cliché “things I am thankful for” post, and I even tried mind mapping Thanksgiving ideas.  However, nothing really came to me. Then I pondered the question, what do I really like about Thanksgiving? Eating […]

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For those of you who know we well, or knew me during the years of 2000-2005 probably know that I have lost of a lot of weight.    Since my heaviest in 2002/3 I have continuously been losing weight – which is a delta of 74 pounds from my current weight to my heaviest weight (on […]

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Hey everyone, If you have been reading my blog then you may remember me posting about this book chapter I worked on over the summer.  Earlier this year I posted a part of the chapter that didn’t the final cut  (distributed systems fault tolerance and monitoring). Well, the book finally came out!  You can read […]

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we must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us - Joseph Campbell quote

Normally I don’t do this many personal posts in a row, but this week I was inspired by Jesse’s post, so I thought I would join in writing my own letter to my former myself a decade or so in the past. —— Dear Katherine (since you don’t call yourself Kate yet), Hello from the […]

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