Category: Life

Easy to go into teaching, hard to leave teaching

As I apply for software and web development jobs, I realize that even three years of not keeping up with the industry has left me far behind. I work teaching C++, and while there are some C++ jobs locally (not many), most jobs appear to be web development with newer frameworks – frameworks I don’t …

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Nov 5

I have work to do but I can’t bare to stay awake, I’m so tired. I plan on going to bed immediately after I get home from work at 8:30 pm tomorrow, too. Watching the primary election results were too stressful, I can’t take doing that to myself tomorrow, too. I’ll either feel marginally better, …

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Halloween Costumes

It’s been a long time since I’ve done trick-or-treating, or even to invest time in making a costume for myself. This year I’ve been mentoring some refugee families, and they are like family to me. For Halloween this year I made costumes for the kids and threw a party for one family (the other couldn’t …

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Exhausted

I am so intensely exhausted. I hope that there is good news after the election next week, so I can at least have a fraction of weight lifted off me. It’s hard to stay feeling good when it feels like the world is going to shit.

Museum of Illusions at Union Station

Went to the Museum of Illusion today over at Union Station! Here are some pictures and videos. 🙂 http://gallery.rejcx.com/gallery/2018-10-28%20Union%20Station/Cylinder%20Rectangle.mp4 http://gallery.rejcx.com/gallery/2018-10-28%20Union%20Station/Growing%20and%20Shrinking.mp4 http://gallery.rejcx.com/gallery/2018-10-28%20Union%20Station/Nuts.mp4 http://gallery.rejcx.com/gallery/2018-10-28%20Union%20Station/Vortex%203.mp4 http://gallery.rejcx.com/gallery/2018-10-28%20Union%20Station/Mirror%20Room%202.mp4 http://gallery.rejcx.com/gallery/2018-10-28%20Union%20Station/Crooked%20Room%201.mp4

Let’s take a step back

When I think about what I get out of Social Media, and what I wish it looked like… …I just think of blogs and RSS feeds. Of course blogs weren’t the best for keeping up with everybody back in the day – everyone had blogs on different services, and they lacked privacy settings except in …

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Kind Software

The struggle How can we fight the powers-that-be in our normal, daily lives? What can we little people possibly do when even our one power – voting – is ignored. We call senators and tell them how to represent us, and they ignore us for their own gain. When our daily lives are monetized for …

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Right to religion

People have a right to practice their religion. I generally see religion as a good thing, and I feel like any accusations that “this religion causes this!” or “that religion causes that!” is just scapegoating something that does bring happiness, value, community, and support to peoples’ lives. Religion isn’t what causes Bad Things. Humans, abuse …

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Right to choose, right to family planning

People have a right to birth control – you may not use it, but other people have a right to use it. People have a right to choose to have an abortion – you may not have one, but you don’t know every scenario that happens and you cannot make that choice for somebody else. …

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2017

When 2017 began, I was very depressed. My boyfriend, Rai, was rolled off his project at work and had to return to India a few months prior – shortly after we had began living together. I now had to return home from work to nobody. I cried after getting home from work until I managed …

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