Monthly Archives: May 2011

{Hope}: For the hopeless…

Fear is a dangerous drug.  In moments when we don’t know what else to do, we feed into the voices inside of us that tell us to worry more.  I have about 2 days left until I get my 2nd biopsy results. I already have an idea of the diagnosis, but what I don’t know…

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{UnInsurable}: A reminder of hope…

I spent the day with incredible family and friends after going through more biopsies.  I took some Oxycodin tonight to deal with a bit of the pain and as I was crawling into bed I received an email, from Health Partners… at 10:45pm.  The header read, “A new explanation of Benefits is available.” For about 25…

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{Perspective} A Journey Started…

Today, I picked up the phone to call my doctor.  I had my mind in thoughts elsewhere this week, partially because if I am doing good, there’s no time to think of my body destructing.  There was #NoH8MN to direct, and various board positions to attend to.  I have a full-time job.  There is no…

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#NoH8MN

Tonight, I witnessed history as the Minnesota Legislature voted on gay marriage.  In truth, we call it ‘gay marriage,’ but it’s so much more than simply marriage.  This bill holds rights for our fellow human beings in it’s hands.  Tonight, the GOP party in Minnesota proved it’s utter hatred and bigotry.  The vote was 70-62.  Before…

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{Brilliance}: A Parting Quote

“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that count. That’s when…

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Why I hate forwards…

I routinely get forwards from people who don’t consider the implications of sending something that is both sexist and insensitive to a cancer survivor. This was by far the worst thing I had ever seen. I took a few minutes at my desk in tears and decided to call it as I saw it: A woman would…

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{A Powerful Message}: Pass It On…

    Are you ever struck with such awe with what someone has written?  Or stood speechless as you watched a brilliant sunset disappear beyond the horizon?  Maybe your body is filled with energy during the first few chords of your favorite song.  I call that feeling, emotional currency. It’s what we emotionally spend in…

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{Fark} : A memoir of swearing on GMG

If I could give you any advice, filling meta-tags with your ex-fiance’s information is satisfying, but it does absolutely NOTHING for your SEO.  Seriously. No one is ‘hilarious’ when they are brokenhearted and bitter. They’re just sad. I spent most my evening typing expletives into my computer.  It’s not a suddenly new past-time, nor is…

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{Life Lessons} An Angry Birds Perspective…

  “Just remember, the same as a spectacular Vogue magazine, remember that no matter how close you follow the jumps: Continued on page whatever. No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart…

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{Minnebar} : Minnesota’s Growing Tech Community

Minnesota is home to more “Fortune 500’s companies per capita than any other state,” according to Positively Minnesota. The state has also been a magnet for budding tech start-ups, especially in the last few years.  Local (un)conference, Minnebar has been giving a platform and voice to the forefathers and mothers of the tech and design community for…

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{Hearts For Rent} Mother’s Day 2011

  It all starts with an egg.  If you told me that at 25 I would be happily laboring over the birth of my daughter, I wouldn’t have understood the importance that it was THIS egg.   I sat up last night and wondered, what might have happened if it was another egg, or it…

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Bon Appetit

  It was dinnertime.  The baked ham was sitting on top of the oven as I scooped the potatoes onto Ava’s dish.  While meditating over whether or not I was missing out on something someone else had, my daughter demanded more of what was on my plate.  I contemplated hoarding my stockpile of food for…

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