To Inpsire & Equip Everyone Here

BABWorks Birmingham Core Team (L-R): Reese, Ali, Jax (yes those are boots, it was still cold in April... I'm a tropical girl, come on.), Stacey, Jordan, Phil, Liam (Content Partner); Sonja (BABWorks  Zurich) From My Story… At the end of 2014, after a long flight from Manila via Dubai, I landed in “Mordor”. At least … Continue reading To Inpsire & Equip Everyone Here

Book Review: “The Village” by Bing West

The Village by Bing West My rating: 5 of 5 stars A well-told little-known story about the Vietnam War that people should know. I'm a newbie to war details, so I had to learn some terminology (e.g. "Bobby was at point" means that Bobby was the guide, marching at the front of the patrol) and … Continue reading Book Review: “The Village” by Bing West

Book Review: “Rats” by Robert Sullivan

Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mr. Sullivan's book is a delightful mix of facts and anecdotes from his year-long rat adventure, interviews with experts (like exterminators) and forgotten chronicles of history. Walden-esque in nature (!), it is well-written … Continue reading Book Review: “Rats” by Robert Sullivan

SFT Has A New Name (Experiment’s Over, Results Are In)

In July 2014, I started an experiment with a blog called "Science | Fiction | Technology". On December 31, 2014, I wrote the final post on that blog. Today, I killed the blog. Well, I didn't exactly kill it. Clearly, you're still reading a post on http://www.sftboox.com. But SFT now stands for "Sort | Filter | Tipple" and I will … Continue reading SFT Has A New Name (Experiment’s Over, Results Are In)

Memory Injuries are Physical and Everywhere: Memory and Trauma (Part 2 of 3)

Warning: This post could be a bit emotionally painful to read. I apologize in advance. What’s one of the worst things that has happened to you in your life? Please remember it now. What happened? How did you feel? Keep this in your back pocket and read on. When Memory Processing Works Well: Dealing with … Continue reading Memory Injuries are Physical and Everywhere: Memory and Trauma (Part 2 of 3)

A Write to the Finish: NaNoWriMo and the Better Life

The universe converged during this WriMo’s 2014 win moment. This year’s NaNo wasn’t about just surviving – 2014 was about thriving. Love and the spirit of this annual worldwide novel-ing November made it all possible. This one’s for the WriMos, no matter what color your bar is. The NaNoWriMoment If you want to remember something as faithfully … Continue reading A Write to the Finish: NaNoWriMo and the Better Life

Why You Can’t Trust Your Memory and What to Do About It: Memory and Trauma (Part 1 of 3)

In my last post, I could have told my story about the Legend of Write or Die with more certainty. With fewer “maybes” and “might have beens”. The truth is, I really can’t remember the entire conversation all that well. I only really remember bits and pieces. It happened years ago and I’ve only recalled the … Continue reading Why You Can’t Trust Your Memory and What to Do About It: Memory and Trauma (Part 1 of 3)