Own the Morning, Own the Day

For decades I fancied myself as a night owl. I loved staying up until 2 or 3am, even if I had work the next day. Then life got complicated. I got married. I started working from home full time. I had kids. Now there are three people living in my house with me who…

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Own the Morning, Own the Day

WordPress Headaches

Pagely recently published the results of a survey they conducted about “the biggest headaches in WordPress for 2018.” I didn’t read the full report. I’m one of those people who like quick, easy information. I’m also dazzled by visuals. They posted a summary of the…

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WordPress Headaches

De-Stress Your Design Presentation

It’s like asking a girl on a date, and having no idea whether she’s going to be into it or laugh in your face. That’s how I feel when I show a client a design for the first time. They’re paying me money for this. They’re spending their time with me on this. Will…

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De-Stress Your Design Presentation

You’re Paying for Stuff You Can Get for Free

My mom visited me recently. She’d just taken a new job, and the commute is about 45 minutes either way. She praised the existence of audio books and how they make the drive seem like nothing. Then she dropped a bomb on me — she gets them all for free at the…

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You’re Paying for Stuff You Can Get for Free

Ten Things I Learned on My Visit to Cape May

I work on multiple virtual teams. Last week I was invited to a team meetup for a company I work with in Cape May, NJ. Even though I could have jumped on a plane at the prestigious Erie International Airport, I opted for the 18-hour round-trip drive. It ended up…

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Ten Things I Learned on My Visit to Cape May

Things I Cared About 3/16/18

It got my attention this week. It must be shiny. Students did their walkout thing. I heard from teachers that their students found it to be a pointless hassle. I heard a lot more about it on social media, but that’s the world of make believe. The Anatomy of a…

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Things I Cared About 3/16/18