Category Archives: education

Sausage Making, Science, and Communicating About COVID-19

A few days ago, the following tweet crossed my Facebook feed, and I felt it worth writing about it in more detail here: Part of the reason the pandemic is so bad in US is because people who are never … Continue reading

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For My Younger Readers Who Are Struggling With Career Aspirations

This was originally addressed to a friend of a friend. The recipient is a younger person who is struggling with her ability to do well in the classes she thinks she’ll need to succeed in to become an astronaut. Knowing … Continue reading

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The Island of Misfit Ideas

I’ve discussed previously my occasional habit of purchasing electronic “toys” for which I later discover I have little use. Being a bit of a scatterbrain, I’ve also had similar interactions with plans and ideas. Some come to fruition (moving to … Continue reading

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Tech Writing Questions from a High School Robotics Team, Part 2

A year ago or so, my fiction-writing buddy Ciara Knight‘s high-school-aged son sent me some questions about my career as a professional technical communicator for his FIRST Robotics  competition. This year, the Eagle Robotics team is still at it, and they … Continue reading

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Space Commerce Workshop Notes

Last week, I attended Destination: Bold Opportunity, an all-day workshop put on by the Space Foundation here in Orlando to teach small businesses how to work in the space business. I’ll be sharing some of my insights over the next few posts. … Continue reading

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