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Our friends’ kids decided to sell lemonade to support refugees.

They offered cup decorations, and their choice for mine was perfect. I got a bonus flower, too! 😍

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My nephew did this when he knew I was coming to visit.

2020: Project Review

To view other 2020 review posts, visit the main post here. Outside of work, I had several projects this year. Frankly, I didn’t have a lot of success. Though I am glad to have been able to work from home easily this year, the workload and stress were extreme this year, even in an industry that is already know for high rates of burnout, suicide, and addiction (that industry being cybersecurity).

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#DearKiddos: A Vaccine for Cruelty

#DearKiddos: I was reading this article today from the Economist: “No Vaccine for Cruelty” (image). It’s about how people in political power have done nastier and nastier things during the COVID-19 crisis, and have largely gotten away with it. The article says “no vaccine”, but I want to try to give you one, anyway. A vaccine is a medicine you take to make it so that you can get through it when a nasty infection comes your way.

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#DearKiddos: Careers

#DearKiddos: I had someone ask me today how I advanced in my career so quickly. I’d like to share those answers with you, but first, some points up front: “advancing” is not the most important standard of your career: it’s more important to look at the impacts (both good and bad) that are the results of our work maybe we should say “vocation” instead of “career” because you might choose to do non-traditional work or do important-but-unpaid services (maybe that’s another topic!

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