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Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies by Geoffrey B. West My rating: 5 of 5 stars From satisfying to terrifying to hilarious to challenging and everywhere in between, this book will take you on a wildly entertaining and interesting ride, especially if […]

Nothing About Me Without Me

This post will be a mess. Because I keep trying to write it and I keep outlining it to try and make it perfect and I keep using that as an excuse to not write it. So, forgive me in advance, this post will be a mess. I will use the wrong words. The stories […]

Top Ten Books from 2020

My boss told me once, “Karen, you just need to figure out what it is you want to do!” I told her I wanted to sit in bed under a nice blanket and read books with my dogs. She told me she meant in terms of my career. I was talking about my career. Problem […]

My Middle Name is “Aggressive Tone”

You would think by now this wouldn’t bother me so much. That it wouldn’t hurt. That I wouldn’t have to take a break in order to curl up in the corner and cry for a bit. But it does bother me. And it does hurt. And it does turn on the waterworks. One of the […]

Why I Don’t Have Children: A Mother’s Day Post (w/Wine)

Probably shouldn’t blog and drink. Double probably shouldn’t do this on the evening of a total trigger holiday like Mothers Day during the Corona Experience. But alas, here I go. #EdgeLiving Fortunately, I am now old enough that people no longer ask me if I am going to have children. I still get the question […]

Saturday Night Thoughts About a Few White Guys

Today I was on a Zoom call sponsored by Swing Left, a great organization working towards defeating Donald Trump and flipping purple states blue (I recommend everyone check them out ASAP). The call featured Cal Cunningham, who is the Democratic Candidate for Senate Candidate in our fine state of North Carolina. So, yeah, this guy. […]

An Introvert’s Happy COVID-19 Isolation List

Please don’t read this the wrong way. I am not happy that COVID-19 is here, that it has caused so much sickness, pain and death, and that we will feel its economic impact for the unforeseeable feature. I also VERY MUCH recognize that I am sitting in a position of great privilege — I own […]

My Best & Worst Moment of the Week

Let’s start with my worst moment, so I can bring you down and then raise you up and end on a high note. Like so many things in life, my worst moment started out as what I thought was going to be my best, everyone around me warned against what I was about to do, […]

I Just Like to Talk About Books (Especially Now)

Today has been a great day. I woke up feeling so much better, and even was able to do some house painting. Also had a great zoom chat with my amazing friend Mimi, who also works in the PO/PM tech world. When I mentioned to her that I selected the color scheme for my living […]

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