Category Archives: personal

Doing What You Love vs. Doing What You Have To

As many of my regular readers know, I’m a bit of a space exploration enthusiast. That’s why I went back to grad school to get a master’s degree. It’s why I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time writing about space … Continue reading

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Raising Rates in a Time of Economic Turmoil

With inflation reaching levels not seen in 40 years, asking for a raise or rate increase (if you’re a freelancer) can be tricky. However, I did raise my hourly rate this past month, in part to help me cope better … Continue reading

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Retirement–Is That Really a Thing Anymore?

I have a reminder set on my phone for the day I’m scheduled to retire…at least if I believe my finance guy. Today I’ll talk a bit about that, as that milestone lurks out there like an achievable but still … Continue reading

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Sorting Out Conflicting Regulations

If you’d like to know see a bureaucratic nightmare is like, try looking up COVID vaccination requirements for a multi-country trip. My friends and I are now less than 120 days from a Disney Cruise around three countries in Western … Continue reading

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Technical Writing and Event Management, Revisited

I’ve written about event management a couple of times before (here and here, for example). However, I’ve not written about the activity in a comprehensive way because I have this lurking fear that if people see me writing about event … Continue reading

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