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Encouraging Women to Code

Into my email came yet another note from a woman asking about the call for a women’s coding workshop I had forwarded to a listserv. I didn’t know much about […]

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Asking For Help

A few months ago, a blind man boarded my bus and the driver explained to him which seat was open. The man thanked him, sat down and told the driver […]


I Want a New Story

This morning when President Obama addressed the nation because of the mass shooting in Orlando, I daydreamed that in the middle of his speech he would stop and say: “You […]

Measuring What Matters

These days, organizations have a lot of information coming at them and it can be hard to see clearly through the spreadsheets, dashboards and data visualizations. It gets difficult to […]

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Energy Efficiency for Five-Year-Olds

  On a hot day in August, my seriously adorable five year-old nephew Ezra tried to turn on the television. His slightly more serious but equally adorable seven year-old brother […]

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Learning How to Learn

Why should you spend this one wild and precious life doing coursework? What will that offer you? Why study? Why take classes? Why get a degree? Is it because you […]