The generalist looks outward; he looks for living principles, knowing full well that such principles change, that they develop.
- Frank Herbert
I enjoy knowing a little bit about a whole lot, and knowing where to look to find more. I love speaking to folks about working with the web and people – drop me a line if you’re interested in me working with you or your team!
In a world of specialty blogs, mine would be a misfit, but I still do have some key interests that keep cropping up:
- Education: Daughter and granddaughter of teachers, I was raised on educational issues. I currently work in higher ed at the University of Minnesota, and maintain an interest in all levels of education. If I was a single-issue voter, it would be on human rights, of which education is one.
- Problem Solving on the Web: I love having a big toolbox of web knowledge, and working with folks to help solve problems and communicate their ideas using the web (or sometimes NOT using the web). I’m a huge fan of content strategy, social media, and connecting people with ideas and each other.
- Books and Reading: After getting stuck in a holding pattern of re-reading, I have begun to read a minimum of 26 “new-to-me” books each year. This is the only New Year’s Resolution I have ever been able to keep. View all my books on Goodreads, or check out books I’ve read by year: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
- Minnesota and Japan: My two homes; I was born and raised in Minnesota, and taught English in Japan for two years after college on the JET Programme. I returned to Minnesota in 2007, and maintain a deep love for both places. This site incorporates material written while I lived in Japan – check out all the Japan content.
My favorite exclamation is “BOOSH!” and I enjoy filling out forms, because it feels like I’m taking a test where I know all of the answers.
Disclaimer: The opinions on this blog are purely mine and do not represent my employer, the University of Minnesota, or other organizations with which I am affiliated in any way.