Falling Down the Mountain: Seattle’s Beloved Radio Station Makes a Slow Descent

In the age of iPods, satellite and internet radio, the notion of FM radio station programming directors hand picking music playlists almost seems quaint.  Radio advertising is a throwback to times when the captive consumer had no choice but to be yelled at. So if my iPod docks directly on my alarm clock, why do I continue to listen … More Falling Down the Mountain: Seattle’s Beloved Radio Station Makes a Slow Descent

The worst job I ever had: UPS customer counter at Christmas

In honor of the Christmas season, I’m pulling out an oldie but a goodie out of the archives.  The following is a 100% true story I wrote for my personal web site back in 1997 before the days of blogs.  Enjoy. The worst job I ever had was a temp job working the customer counter … More The worst job I ever had: UPS customer counter at Christmas

It Gets Better

Hi.  My name is Ann.   I grew up gay in Texas in the 1980’s.  It wasn’t easy but I made it through.  And I’m here to tell you that it gets better. I always knew I was different.  I was absolutely wired this way.  My first crush was on a girl named Dena when I … More It Gets Better

Hello world!

Welcome to my new home on WordPress.com. Closing up shop at Windows Live Spaces was bittersweet, especially after doing the design work for it for the last few years (including the actual Windows Live to WordPress migration), but I’m excited to be a part of this vibrant community.