I met Brad long before he started studying to be an archaeologist. When we met, Brad barely thought he'd graduate high school, nevertheless, pursuing a degree in Archaeology. At 17-years-old, Brad was a helpful kid, with a chip on his shoulder (rightfully so, I later learned); who believed he was not intelligent enough to go … Continue reading Being Married to an Archaeologist
Listen - I know I'm walking into a political minefield right now. I'm setting up my blog to be hit by a barrage of an angry gun rights supporters; mad at me for talking about anything negative that they love, threatening their right to own a weapon. The fact is I'm not. I have my … Continue reading A KCK Native’s Guide to American Gun Violence
In the past, no one ever asked me what I did. When I worked for large corporations, it was easy to just say "I work for ___" and that, by itself, seemed to explain an idea of what I did. Then it was story over, unless someone was really interested. When I switched to agencies, however, … Continue reading What the hell is my job?
Since moving, I've had a small sense of American pride. Before you raise your pitchforks and assume I'm going to claim anti-globalist rhetoric, let me explain. I mean American pride in the good way. Not an us vs. Them mentality or white supremacist (Who claim nationalism as if White people is a nation - ugh). I … Continue reading What it really means to be an American
As many others were, I was horrified to hear the news out of Charlottesville. With being 6 hours ahead, we usually catch news the morning after, making us painfully out of the loop when tragedies happen; as it is for our families when something happens here (Like Manchester) and they have to wait hours for … Continue reading White Supremacist and my home
Today's intention was to write about how our social lives have bloomed since moving to the UK. It was going to be showered with tales of pints, wandering through the Shambles and marvellous stories about our friends. Sadly, my topic needed to change today, based on this manifesto. As some of you may know, earlier in my … Continue reading Women in Tech
2010 was a terrible year. Brad and I moved out together in November 2007, however, rather than renting; Brad was convinced to buy a house nearby his family. This house has asbestos siding, 5 roofs (4 composite, below 1 metal) and original 1950's windows. It had no Air Conditioning besides a broken window unit, and … Continue reading The Decision
I was raised in Kansas City, Kansas - a city of 140,000, connected to the larger, and more famous, Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Kansas is an interesting place. It's a combination of rural, suburbia and city, wrapped in together; covered with a diverse population. I grew up eating Povitica, BBQ, Sauterkraut and Fried Gizzards.