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People always ask if you feel older on your birthday. My grandmother used to ask us if we felt a year older, to which I would always respond, “no.” This year, however, I would have answered differently. I am still not totally comfortable with the idea of “celebrating” my birthday or having people wish me […]

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Hand reaching out of the water
/ July 26, 2017 / Comments Off on Depression and Suicide

Depression and Suicide

This is the post I’ve been avoiding writing for a long time.* With the news of Chester Bennington, best known as the singer and songwriter of Linkin Park, having recently taken his own life at the age of 41, depression and suicide are once again in the forefront of the news. People are sad and […]

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Street cameras on a pole
/ April 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Fighting a Losing Battle for Privacy

Fighting a Losing Battle for Privacy

Over the years, I’ve written about my overall hate for Facebook and their lack of concern for their users’ privacy (to put it nicely). Every time they make changes without telling people, I feel responsible as a tech-savvy person to try to let my friends and family know to make sure they are aware and […]

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Typing on a laptop
/ February 27, 2017 / Comments Off on A lifelong Love of Words

A lifelong Love of Words

I was having a group text conversation with my family this weekend, and some stories came up in my life that made me realize how many things are connected by the common thread of my love for words. My first thoughts about this idea came from my post last week when I wrote about my […]

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/ February 15, 2017 / Comments Off on The life of a programmer

The life of a programmer

The meme below sums up how it feels to be a programmer 98% of the time. It takes a lot of internal fortitude to push through the frustrations of building something with code and finding/fixing all the bugs, but I’m realizing it’s even harder to do alone.

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