Back Home in Oregon!

 

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I’m back home in Oregon after six weeks of travel! My Kauai, Hawaii post is coming soon, probably this weekend (followed by my European travels). While in Europe, I attended the UK Technical Communication conference in Daventry as a sort of kickoff for my career realignment. In September, I resigned from my full-time position as a remote software developer to pursue a career in technical communication, looking to combine my writing, teaching, research, and software development background and giving my severely strained coding eyes a different career path. The three day TCUK conference was awesome and it added extra validation to my decision! I really enjoyed the workshops and conversations with my new tech comm colleagues. After the conference, I made a visit to commune with the Bard in Stratford-upon-Avon and then spent two days in Oxford, before heading back to France. Writing is central to my life’s goals, from a career standpoint, and I’m excited to have found a field that combines my software skills with my passion for writing and communication.

 

Meet Modern Russia

Some Americans (and Europeans), especially the political class, need to get over their knee-jerk Russophobia– and should really stop all the hating. I loved my experiences in Russia. The people are very generous and have big hearts.

The US seems to be upset that Russia is taking its rightful place as a global superpower. It makes it more difficult for the US to go around the world doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants, to developing countries (like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya,  Somalia, Panama, Yugoslavia, Yemen, Pakistan, Vietnam, Iran, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Cambodia, Laos, Cuba, and so on and so on).