Random and recent projects: Coronavirus edition

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Living and working in the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC area lately has been about watching the slow march of Coronavirus shutdowns in the federal government, local schools, and major employers. Thankfully, a job change at the end of last year already meant I was working from home a lot more.

Here are some of my random and recent projects:

Like a lot of people, I’m settling in for the long haul…

Reflections on my technical writing career


I was once asked in a job interview: “Why do I stay a technical writer when it must be such a dull and boring profession?”  After the meeting when I was peeling rubber out of the parking lot, I took a few moments when I was decelerating to think about some of the more interesting moments (at least to me) from my career:

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5 lessons learned from my summer vacation

One of the benefits of pivoting back to full-time employment is taking time off. I recently spent an entire week at the beach. It was the first time I took that sort of time off on my own accord. My destination was Ocean City, MD, the mandatory vacation of my childhood.
Here are some lessons I learned after my vacation last month:

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