We need the Arts because the Arts teaches us how to be better humans. The Arts also teaches us how to be fully alive.
I started recording myself talking through the PEDAC method out loud, and it is a disaster. I know that I am not a verbal processor – I tend to write everything first or see it written in my mind’s eye. I even sometimes imagine that I’m writing a blog post as I speak. It takes […]
We balked when the Career Counselor at my college told us that the average person changes careers – not just jobs, but careers – 11 times in their lifetime. I remember thinking that this number was a little drastic. However, in the decade since my college graduation, I have already had 3 different career paths, […]
It’s a sea of methods in Ruby.
Breaking down a problem seems slower, but it helps speed up the process in the long run. I lived this firsthand when making the game Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock.
Rubocop helps standardize Ruby code. Rules give you freedom. It’s a paradox, I know. Here are some lessons I learned the hard way.
Here is the story of a young woman I know who decided to go to the US undocumented. She is a young, very hard-working single mother who lives with her family, has a steady job as a teacher at a private school, and has a university degree. Yet she wants to go on this dangerous journey. What is wrong with this picture?
Is a lack of positive thinking the reason that so many people are leaving Honduras?
“I just want to be able to provide for myself and my family, and be able to give back to my community.” The young woman looked at the group of young people surrounding her. They nodded, understanding. It is hard to provide for your family when you don’t have a job because you can’t get […]
Silence on the other end of the phone. “Are you even good with computers? You don’t seem like a techy kind of person.” My friend was understandably incredulous of what I had just told her: I want to be a software engineer. I am an International Relations grad from a liberal arts college. What good […]