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Vulnerable Positions

In a strange city and state, I had to get across town to my hotel. Instead of hoofing it to the metro or hailing a cab, I called for an Uber. 562 more words


Dear Cooper,

You’re a great roommate, and things have been going pretty well for the past 8 years, but there are a couple of issues I need to address.   689 more words


Dear next door neighbour,

No, not you, my Speedo-wearing Buddhist friend.  YOU, my neighbour on the other side, the one whose kitchen shares a wall with my bathroom (a MAJOUR design flaw by whoever carved up what must have at one time been a truly beautiful building into the mess of over-crowded humanity it is now). 438 more words

Oh The Humanity

Dear all my neighbours in the entire building,

Are you okay?????  First of all, it was super quiet this morning.  Don’t get me wrong, it was fantastic!  I slept right up until my alarm, puttered around in a blissful morning peace that was a real throwback to Watertown (Northern New York redefines ‘quiet’, seriously), and skipped merrily to my front door feeling fabulous, fierce, and ready to face the day! 423 more words


A Response to Mike Cohns Comments on 64% of Software Features Rarely or Never Used

I have a saying.  “Scrum Trainers usually agree on 99% of Scrum, but they spend a lot of time debating the other 1%.”

Let me say this first.  705 more words


If you're not crazy, I'm not crazy.

This is it.  The beginning of something.  Right now…. it’s going to be about life.  I just wrote a long, beautiful, perfect beginning and then totally lost it with one click of the wrong button.   366 more words

Bad Boyfriends

Focus on Telling User Stories, NOT Writing User Stories

Ebin Poovathany has written a wonderful article on how we should focus more on the verbal conversation aspects of User Stories rather than focusing too much attention on “writing” User Stories. 189 more words