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Cover Letters: Passive vs. Assertive

I often have the opportunity in my line of work to look over and review cover letters written by job applicants. One of the most common trends I notice is the tendency to use passive language; words that often communicate a different message than the one you intend. 868 more words

Job Search Advice

Don't request the kitchen sink

More and more often I see outsourcing contracts that requests 10-15 test phases. It looks like someone has simply thrown the book at it, and not considered if it is an infrastructure project, a software development project or COTS implementation or – … 352 more words


Lessons from the Writings of Nephi

As I’ve studied the writings of Nephi over the past 7 weeks, I’ve learned the following principles:

  • When we receive an assignment from our Heavenly Father, we need to…
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Totally Toxic Tub Toypaloosa

Get a load of this load of lovelies!

A mermaid and a bug eyed fish. Sounds like the beginning of a joke!

These is the girl’s totally toxic tub toypaloosa. 288 more words

Real Life


I was almost feeling inspired enough today to write a blog post.

I woke up this morning almost feeling like I had the energy. Like I had enough mental capital to devote to metacognition… Like I had the ability to just  211 more words


Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

One person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, according to police. 511 more words

In The News


Being born in Scotland but living in Ireland has always made me wonder where my future would take me. I have an attachment to Ireland but my heart is in Scotland always has and always will be. 68 more words