My Favorite Things

I turned 40 and here is what I learned about hitting this major life milestone

My birthday is one of the most important days of the year. You can fight me on it, but I’d win. For starters, I was born on that day, automatically making it a holiday. But, it turns out, my birthday is actually a national holiday. It’s the day we honor our armed forces for their …

She Speaks Geek

I went to the Black Women in Tech Summit and it was awesome

I didn’t have a traditional path to a tech career. I started out as a magazine journalism major. During my junior year, I made the decision to learn how to build websites because I knew print wasn’t going to be around. Even then, publications were growing their web presence and I wanted to be in …

It Had To Be Said

Why I always vote and why I think you should too

Midterms are right around the corner and that means we all as US citizens have the right and responsibility to vote. I understand the concept of having the right to choose to engage or disengage in the political process. Really. I hear you. But the way my ancestors are set up, I’ll be carrying my …

That's So Seattle

A trip to the pumpkin patch is a fall tradition

I love traditions. My family has a set of pretty strong traditions connected to holidays, birthdays, and just being together. After living away from my family for a decade, I’ve made a few traditions of my own as well. One of those traditions is a trip to the pumpkin patch. My linesisters, their little people, …

Eat to Live

It’s officially fall … so bring on the fall flavors

Even though fall officially arrives on the Fall Equinox, it takes me a few weeks to really shift into the new season. I tend to welcome Fall more in line with the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year on October first. No matter when I acknowledge the start, the coming of Fall means …