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“Got my back?” Check one: Y / N

There is no easy way to convey how on our guard or walking on eggshells some people of color (especially QPoC) are in predominantly white spaces.

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“…being offended is pointless”

Have been seeing “…being offended is pointless” and similar sentiments lately, usually when being told “there are more important things to worry about”, and I disagree.

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“You walked a half marathon.”

I often wonder about participating in races, like a 5k or a half marathon. But I rarely realize that sometimes I do the equivalent of it just walking around the city on the weekend!

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Are you watching closely?

It finally happened… again. I got on the wrong metro train this morning. I haven’t done that while commuting in DC for at least 15 years. This is both hilarious and mortifying.

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Getting over the Hump Day morning slump

I treasure my telework days, not just for being away from the office, but also getting to enjoy the best parts of the morning without feeling cooped up inside a windowless office building. I often wonder if having two telework days a week would spoil me…

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“Do not push me.”

Is it me, or does this progression of spam comments submitted to my blog sound like a set of dating site messages gone very wrong?

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Grow, baby, grow…

This wasn’t one of my worst ideas, but I have a sneaky suspicion I’m going to be overrun with bell pepper plants in a few weeks!

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“I only smile in the dark”

“I was doing so well until the rains came…” sounds more like the start of a Young Adult genre novel than a commentary on my current mood, but it’s true.

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Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.

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Julia Child… (and Her Amazing Friends)

I absolutely love this photo of Julia Child filming a promo for “The French Chef” in 1964. It embodies the reason I’ve never quite made any food/recipe/cooking videos for YouTube: it’s a heck of a lot of work!

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August 23, a year or three or four ago…

August 23, the birth of the World Wide Web. A truly important day, for without it, I never could have filled up “the internets” with tons upon tons of photos! Here are a few fun memories from last year, and 3 and 4 years ago.

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Office Decorum

Would it be considered too passive-aggressive to leave pamphlets on how to behave professionally in the workplace around my office?

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“I can’t go home again.”

Talking about systemic racism is a hard conversation, even more so when you’re talking about its effects in a community that is already marginalized. Trying to point out the intersections is often met with resistance and constantly exhausting for those who it most affects.

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“This is a note to a filthy jerk…”

I’ve seen a few notes in my office about shared fridge behavior before, but this passive aggressive note absolutely takes the cake. Thieves beware… for your very souls!

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Go Up, Go Down, or GTFO!

This post is mainly to test a new feature I’m trying to add to the blog, but there’s some of my fun rambling attached as well! — I’ve written more than a few posts about elevators, people and elevator etiquette before, and as much as I try to ignore it, it still baffles me…