I want to go to the zoo

One thing I was not prepared for as a dad was the feelings that come as your kids grow up, and you miss the things you used to do with them when they were younger. When your kids are young, it seems like your life is consumed by things like watching animated tv shows and […]

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Ambiverts unite! (but not too much)

Am I the only one out there who doesn’t identify as an introvert or an extrovert? I see people describing themselves as either social butterflies, always out there getting energy from other people, or as introverts curled up in the corner reading a book and not wanting to be around anybody else. I’ve always disliked […]

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Being a parent in a digital world

Note: multiple friends have asked me what I use for screen time monitoring with kids/teenagers, so I am writing about it here. Being a parent is a great and challenging experience. This is especially challenging in the digital world, as kids and young teens want to interact with their friends online and in social media. […]

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Toy Story 4 and Secondary Trauma

This post contains spoilers from Toy Story 4, and also discusses Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am not a therapist, but I have been diagnosed to have secondary trauma, and I speak from my experience. Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (or caregiver fatigue) is “a natural but disruptive by-product of working with traumatized clients. It is […]

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“Last night, you became flagrantly psychotic. It will happen again tonight. Before you reject this diagnosis, allow me to offer five justifying reasons. First, when you were dreaming last night, you started to see things that were not there—you were hallucinating. Second, you believed things that could not possibly be true—you were delusional. Third, you […]

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Switching to web mail

In the last episode of ProdCast, Matthew Anderson talked about using Outlook Web Access in Office 365 instead of Outlook desktop application. From him I learned that some of the things that were previously missing from the web version of Outlook are now there, and it has some nice features not available in the Outlook […]

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