Puzzles, Society and Racism

I am a fan of Disney animation films, of challenging puzzles, and I‘ve been a long-time fan of Thomas Kinkade paintings. During the pandemic, I have had the great fortune of being able to pass the time working on a collection of puzzles based on paintings by Kinkade of beautiful scenes from Disney films.

A Confession Regarding “News”

I’m not watching the news. I’m not reading the news. I’m not even watching YouTube clips of comedians making fun of the news. The situation has become so bad that it just disgusts me. I mean it—it literally makes my stomach feel upset. Not the ulcer kind of upset, more like motion-sickness nausea. Yuck.

Gratitude as a Tool in 2020

Many of us focused our gratitude on “fun highlights” as we closed out 2019. But if we articulate and are grateful for our professional accomplishments—including career obstacles that we faced and overcame—we can boost our confidence as we move into 2020.

Blog Re-launch and Journey Update

I had originally intended the blog to be a mix of personal experiences on my journey as an author, interesting scientific developments related to the Field, and tips and tricks for using the Field to one’s advantage in the workplace. However, I fell into a kind of obligatory rut, feeling like I had to write about something that demonstrated clear value or ROI for each reader. In short, the blog felt more like writing professionally polished articles than writing a blog.