I hit a big milestone at work yesterday. A bucket list milestone. The company I work for, Automattic, makes the WordPress.com blogging software: the software I use to publish this blog. This same software powers the internal communication tool we use so that 1532 of us in 82 countries can work together without having to … Continue reading One Million Words
I often wonder what my hopes and dreams are. Like, my true hopes and dreams, the ones I will actually do something about. I’ve journaled and blogged about this before. I think about it frequently. What do I want out of life? Yesterday, I landed on something that felt true. I thought, what do I … Continue reading I think my dreams might be boring
On this US election day, I’d like to share Voting Day, a beautiful story filled with hope and acts of kindness that inspire me. It is told by Juliette Holmes from my hometown of Savannah, GA on The Moth storytelling stage. Continue reading Voting Day – a true story from Juliette Holmes on The Moth
Last year, I stuffed my prompt box with words that would put me in the world I want to be in: on a boat in the Caribbean. I was (and still am) learning how to sail, and I filled my prompt box with sailing terms to help me inhabit that world. These are the prompts … Continue reading Should a story called “Squall” include a squall?
Unlike my naive belief growing up that use of racial slurs by White people was a litmus test for racism, I’m realizing embarrassingly late in life that racism goes far deeper than using the n-word or showing blatant racist disdain for Black people. Our entire country, every system, every sector, is built on a structure … Continue reading Unlearning Racism
She woke in the cool cabin of the boat. It was dark but with a touch of blue light that hinted more was on its way. She shifted next to her husband and heard the creak of the mooring ropes as the boat shifted under her motion. Water gurgled against the hull. She sat up … Continue reading Horizon