Hillsboro from POTS to broadband

Hillsboro from POTS to broadband

They used to call it POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service). According to Wikipedia, this was the standard phone service offered between 1876 and 1988. Of...

May 18th, 2021 |  


Are we getting what we want?

Are we getting what we want?

We all have opinions on most debated topics, as do I. Some I am very passionate about; some I really do not care much either way. It is also safe to a...

May 17th, 2021 |  


The fanciest desk in the world

The fanciest desk in the world

Everyone knows that I am attached to my desk. I would argue I have good reason. My desk is an extension of myself. Whereas other people are attached t...

May 17th, 2021 |  



The allure of a perfect temp job

The allure of a perfect temp job

While I’ve been so very blessed in my life to have never been unable either to find or keep a job, and currently still have the physical and men...

May 13th, 2021 |  


Don’t believe despression’s lies

Don’t believe despression’s lies

Let’s talk about depression! Weird that I put an exclamation mark at the end of that first sentence, right? I mean, no one wants to talk about m...

May 12th, 2021 |  


A conversation with sixth-graders

A conversation with sixth-graders

I had the privilege this past week of being invited to speak to over 100 sixth-grade English language arts students and their teachers at the Hillsbor...

May 11th, 2021 |  


Wonder if they’ll miss me?

Wonder if they’ll miss me?

Tanner and Dakota are waiting for me.They’re standing at the corner of their chain-link fence, watching the sidewalk. They know I’m coming...

May 10th, 2021 |  


A mouse in my mouth

A mouse in my mouth

It was a Saturday ritual for most of my teenage years and beyond. My father and I would rise early in the morning, load up our gear, make a quick stop...

May 7th, 2021 |  


Mothers are drivers of social change

Mothers are drivers of social change

Mother’s Day is traditionally a holiday where mothers are shown gratitude for their roles as caretakers, nurturers and sources of wisdom. Tradit...

May 6th, 2021 |  


Preparing them for the next adventure

Preparing them for the next adventure

Last weekend, she was in Chicago. This weekend, she’s in Washington, D.C. I never would’ve guessed my 13-year-old daughter could be such a...

May 5th, 2021 |