Posh IT

Posh IT

In 1996, I worked for a prestigious consulting company, but my first major project was in a double wide trailer in a swamp in South Carolina. This is not a joke. A trailer. In a swamp. We walked/hopped to the main office on a few hundred feet of concrete pavers. Those...
How Mike Szymanski Saved My Life

How Mike Szymanski Saved My Life

This year, I’m thankful for my co-worker, Mike Szymanski. I sat next to Mike at dinner in Dallas a few weeks ago. I’ve known him for awhile now, but I didn’t know we shared a love of fantasy novels (my “love” of these novels might be categorized as something nearer a...
An(other) Uber Story

An(other) Uber Story

I’ve been doing some back-seat amateur journalism for the last year. I’ve been asking my Uber drivers two questions: How long have you driven for Uber? and Why do you drive? And some of the answers have been quite fascinating: “I was a petroleum engineer. I moved to...
An Uber Experience

An Uber Experience

Recently, I walked out of Denver’s airport into the (extremely) crowded area designated for ride sharing. I hunted for my Uber, searching out license plate, after license plate, as they passed by. After watching hundreds of cars, I realized, someone had gotten in my...
15 Cents Per Kilowatt Hour

15 Cents Per Kilowatt Hour

I’m sitting across the counter from my husband while he expresses his frustration. Loudly. “When you add up the rate we pay, the usage charge and all of these fees, these people are charging us 15 cents per kilowatt hour.” He’s not happy. Neither am I. When we lived...
Monkey Mind at Work

Monkey Mind at Work

Last week was one of those non-stop weeks. There were a million little things that needed to be done: emails, responses, calendar invites, social media stuff, work stuff, personal stuff, lots (and lots) of stuff. And each one of these activities started another set of...