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My Cat's Battle with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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My Cat's Battle with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Every time I go to write this post, I pause and consider writing something else instead, something easier. But I can't put this off any longer because I remember how I felt the day I got Flip's diagnosis. I scoured the Internet looking for information and found an abundance of medical theses from veterinary students (and doctors) about the disease and it's incredibly low survival rate. What was lacking was any sort of human writing about how to get through feline oral squamous cell carcinoma (or SCC, as I'll refer to it from here on out). No stories, no pieces...

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Why I quit (and then returned to) my day job

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Why I quit (and then returned to) my day job

Over the years, many have asked me why / how I quit my job at Google and why / how I returned. Here's the story.

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When Painting Is No Longer Fun

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When Painting Is No Longer Fun

Normally on the first of the year, I'd write about my plans for the new year. What I plan to do differently. This year is no exception but I have a specific experience to share instead. Getting comfortable with what's uncomfortable. I spent the better part of the day working on my new Shopify website. I felt pretty productive emotionally as I moved product after product over to the new system. Zoned out. Checked off to-do items. The bigger issue as of late is my creative block. I can't seem to make anything good. Because I don't do much exploring...

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2020 and the Year of Refinement

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2020 and the Year of Refinement

Each year I designate a word to be my guiding light for the year.

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Capsule Wardrobe: Fall/Winter 2019

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Capsule Wardrobe: Fall/Winter 2019

As you guys know, I try the notion of a capsule wardrobe every season – here's fall/winter 2019!

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