That Darn Bot

It happened again a few weeks ago. My colleagues and I were filming the first episode in a new video series at work when the videographer asked innocently, "Alexa, can you scoot just a little to your left?" And like clockwork, that infernal hunk of hardware in the corner butted in. "I'm sorry, I didn't … Continue reading That Darn Bot

Going Home

I'm always overwhelmed with nostalgia during the holidays as I reflect on the multitude of changes in my life from the year gone by. It's a strange mixture of emotions both foreign and familiar to return home after an absence, reintegrating with the people, places and traditions that defined your past but interacting with them … Continue reading Going Home

Running Free

It's about 7:30 in the morning on Nov. 12 and the anticipation is overwhelming. I feel like I'm about to jump out of my skin. I'm ready to take off. I'm standing in the corral with hundreds of other runners — or fidgeting, more like, the soles of my Brooks Adrenalines bouncing eagerly on the pavement … Continue reading Running Free

Writer’s Block

When I was a little kid, I wrote constantly. The urge to set pen to paper (or, ultimately, fingers to keyboard) was as natural as breathing. Sure, I had school creative writing assignments or research papers, but outside of the classroom, I wrote for me, for no other reason than I wanted to. I felt … Continue reading Writer’s Block