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Seeing Fully

I was a late bloomer. Although it seemed at first that I was going to be a fast starter since I was born two months too soon, it took me a while to catch up. I started kindergarten a month before I turned five (when you were supposed to already be five) but needed some help...

Scope Creep: Blurring the Line

Scope creep in project management refers to changes –– or continuous or uncontrolled growth –– in a project’s scope, and which occurs at any point after the project begins. This can occur when the scope of a project is not properly defined, documented, or controlled. It is generally considered harmful. I had some first-hand...

It’s Wild Out There

In December 2020, The Weather Channel rolled out a new tagline: Get Into The Out There. This replaced its 2013 tagline: It’s Amazing Out There. And I don’t know if it was wishful thinking, or some confusion on my part, or if I was conflating two things I’d heard, but I thought the 2013...

How Long, O Lord? How Long?

I’m not a constitutional scholar, but I know there’s an awful lot of energy around the Second Amendment. It was adopted on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights and simply says “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep...

What Lies Ahead

As I write this reflection, the war in Ukraine has been going on for more than two months. Thousands of civilians, including children, have been injured or killed. As of April 21, almost 5.4 million refugees have fled Ukraine, and an estimated 7.7 million people have been displaced within the country itself. Some of...