Category Archives: peers

Life in the Time of COVID

I can see a point–maybe 2-4 years from now–where I’ll need to put out an updated version of the Heroic Technical Writing book because it was written with the pre-COVID world in mind. As we creep up on the beginning of … Continue reading

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7 Things to Work on As an Adult

Occasionally I’ll see a meme posted by one of my 50-something friends about what sorts of skills they wish young people “should be taught in high school” or the equivalent. Today I’ll take a shot at my answer, keeping a … Continue reading

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How Do You Trust?

Trusting others can be challenging, in your personal life and in the workplace on occasion. You find yourself wondering: does this person have an agenda? Will he throw me under the bus if a problem arises? Can I assign this … Continue reading

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Evony and Thinking About the Workplace

My mobile game playing continues. I’ve had my ups and downs with the online Dungeons & Dragons-type game, Evony, but have made steady progress in building my city from level 1 up to level 18 (out of a possible 35, … Continue reading

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What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say

I’m late posting today because honestly I couldn’t think of anything to say. Has that ever happened to you? Obviously it’s a little different when you’re writing a blog column vs. attending a team meeting face to face or online. … Continue reading

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