The stove fix

A few months ago, the elements on our stove started intermittently failing. My husband, being knowledgeable in electronics and generally very good at fixing things, decided to open it up and see if he could figure out what was going wrong.
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Written on March 13, 2022

Virtual watch parties

A group of people watching a video together while sitting on a Zoom call. Does this sound like a terrible idea? A few months ago, I would have said yes.
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Written on July 9, 2021

My retirement speech

I recently took a course through Athabasca University called Leading for Legacy. One of the activities I completed as part of the course was to write the speech that I'd like to hear one of my colleagues give at my retirement party.
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Written on June 9, 2021

One of the most satisfying things I did in 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 had more than its fair share of challenges and disappointments. So I thought I'd share one thing I did at work this year that I found to be really satisfying and rewarding. I created an internal resume for my time at D2L so far.
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Written on December 22, 2020

My new resume?

I finally spent some time doing a "career exploration" exercise that had been on my to-do list forever.
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Written on August 5, 2020

Here we go again

Welcome to version 2.0 of! Wow, it's been a while. So many things have happened...
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Written on April 29, 2020

New problems are rare

I haven't done a lot of coding since finishing my university computer science program about 11 years ago, as I've focused primarily on testing, quality strategy, and people leadership in my career so far. In the past year or so, though, I've taken on two coding projects - one was building data analysis tools for a Code Stewardship initiative I worked on, and the other was building a basic web site from scratch and hosting it in AWS.
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Written on March 1, 2018

The power to react positively

One night last week, I was leaving work. It was dark and rainy, and because the temperature was hovering around zero, it was also icy. I was waiting to cross the street to get to my parking lot.
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Written on January 29, 2018