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mindfulness
kathy

Turn off your television

The television news. It is there to inform, but it is also incendiary. It incites emotion. To see the tragedies, we cannot help but be moved and inspired for action to make it stop. The television news. It has often been used to not inform, but to influence. To tell a story for a purpose,

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dogs
kathy

Good boy

I walk the dog at 5:30 every morning. The sun is barely up, it’s cool outside and there are few (if any) people. This morning, we ran into an older gentleman who wanted to say hi to the dog. I have a golden retriever. I cannot be antisocial with a golden retriever no matter how

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mindfulness
kathy

Security Amidst Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

Every time I check the news, this COVID-19/coronavirus scare gets a little worse. It has already impacted so many lives, in China and beyond. Even if you don’t know someone who has immediate family infected by the virus, you’re likely affected somehow. Grounded travel, panic buying, mask hoarding, closed borders, stock market crashes… even if

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kathy

WordCamp US

I’m sitting in a Sheraton hotel room in downtown Seattle. I’ve got a cup of Starbuck’s Pike Place in front of me, and my eyes and brain don’t want to focus. After WordCamp US, I worked a few frantic days at home and then grabbed yet another flight, this time to WordCamp Seattle. I had

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kathy

Thank you, Sacramento

I had the opportunity to speak at WordCamp Sacramento, which holds a special place in my heart. Sacramento was my introduction to the WP Community, thanks to the amazing Jennifer Bourn. I am always happy to come back. It was great to have a fun Star Wars theme! Jose Castaneda did a fantastic job as

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The Hacker Mindset
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kathy

WordCamp Boston, Thank you!

This might have been my most fun talk yet, and I owe it all to the audience. I had a great time! Thanks for the hospitality! Here are my slides. And I promised some other links to resources during questions, here’s hoping I remember them. Chris Teitzel’s interview on Think Like a Hacker, episode 31.

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