Developers (versus?) Visonaries

Jonathan Cutrell is working on a book that explores different types of people working together. I answered a few questions for him over email and, me being me, I like to publish the things I write to give them longevity. In the book, I discuss the differences in “creative DNA” of developers and visionaries. While […]


I’ve been “called out” a couple of times now on this whole charity bandwagon that’s been going around. Ice Bucket and Give and Tell. My turn to address it with some O P I N I O N S and whatnot. I’ve never heard of ALS before this challenge. As I understand it, that’s the […]

Slow Feel

I’m often slow in sorting out how I feel about Major World Events. The events are often hugely complicated and far outside areas of my expertise. I typically try on a few emotional reactions internally. “I’m outraged!” I’ll attempt to tell myself, only to have it not fit. “This is how these things go.” I’ll […]

The Five Stages of Understanding Sexism

I regularly think back to this article by Jess Zimmerman on Particularly this bit where she speculates on men’s path of understanding sexism: Sexism is a fake idea invented by feminists Sexism happens, but the effect of “reverse sexism” on men is as bad or worse Sexism happens, but the important part is that […]


Lara Swanson: Years ago, I found that whenever something awesome happened in my career – maybe I got published, or promoted, or launched a project – I wouldn’t take the time to celebrate the achievement. I’m an achiever by nature, the kind who feels like every day starts at zero. Not deliberately marking these moments […]