Letter to the Editor
I'm curious and enjoy bringing an audience along on the adventure. Whether it's voice or tone, an unfamiliar topic or a new technology, I learn fast and produce solid writing - just ask my mom. If you don't think she can be objective, I have professional references who can speak to my ability to put words together and meet deadlines.
Flannery O’Connor said, "The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require her attention."
Letter to the Editor
Re: "Dinner at a Movie: The sweet return of Seattle's beloved Cinerama - aka SIFFerama" : I enjoyed the repartee between Seattle Times film critic Moira Macdonald and food critic Bethany Jean Clement. It's a great reminder...
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Young adults with intellectual disabilities don't often star on the big screen, which is why the trailer for Champions caught my eye.
I interviewed Khalif El-Salaam, decorated Ultimate athlete about his accomplishments and what they mean to him and the sport.
I spoke with colleagues in Mexico to learn the history, customs, and traditions behind Día de los Muertos and how and why they celebrate.
In honor of Filipino American History Month, I spoke with two Filipina colleagues to learn what makes Filipino culture unique.
I detail the differences between guide and service dogs and share best practices for interacting with working dogs.
This recap covers a Confab presentation delving into the ways admissions departments aren't optimizing content to attract the students that DEI efforts aim to entice.
I created this column to spotlight colleagues. This edition focuses on one of the original member of the onboarding buddy program.
This recap details the Catalyst Queer Collective's first event led by transgender educator Jess Clark who covered the differences between gender identity, expression, and roles; the importance of pronouns, and how to navigate evolving terms.
Technology Case Studies and White Papers
Sub-head: How solutions have evolved and why you should too (I co-authored this white paper.)
I co-wrote this white paper.
When pandemic lockdowns threatened to close a UW writing center, a quick-thinking instructor adopted Zoom. Written as a companion piece to the 21st Century Remote Workplace white paper.
This white paper details 10 best practices for a successful and productive virtual team. It’s targeted to enterprise clients looking to move to the work-from-home (WFH) model.
This manual educates Seattle residents on sorting to keep viable recyclables and compostables out of landfills. (I created this guide while working on a Professional Technical Writing Certificate at the UW.)
I wrote training and how-to articles for internal marketers to create new sites in Sitecore following a site migration. (Samples available upon request.)
Special needs animals don't notice any difference.
A neighborhood shop connects with animal lovers
What does it take to be a superhero?
(Unwanted feral kittens, that is)
Make a plan to reunite following a natural disaster
The choice is no longer the dog OR the trip
Aiding wolves, wolf dogs, and coyotes for 35 years
She had to learn to walk again.
Palliative care for pets
How a volunteer network comes to the rescue
Seattle Animal Shelter unveils new rooms
Marijuana policy staggers toward a new normal The march toward marijuana legalization in America is a misnomer. It's more like an intoxicated ramble.
"The disputes in Washington remind me of what was happening in Napa and Sonoma in the '90s."
Food and Nutrition
Their recognizable pungency and ability to make us cry have given onions a bad rap
If you've tried Mexican salsa, you've tried cilantro, the signature ingredient in most authentic salsas
If you are versed in French cuisine, you are no stranger to the anise-like fragrance of chervil
The yellow Cavendish variety is a popular banana but don't overlook the other varieties
Sugar is not the only culprit. Watch out for starches found in "good-for-you" foods
Perhaps the last time you purchased a pear, it was too hard or too mushy
Know your amino acids if you're cutting back on meat and worried about working enough protein into your diet
Explore the world of gourds and add a twist to holiday decorating