Why I Left the Intelligence Community

MY HISTORY I have worked for the Department of Defense (DoD) since 1992. The first eight years I was serving in the US Navy as a Cryptographic Technician (Communications). I was responsible for disseminating message traffic to and from our command at the Top Secret/SCI level. In late 1996, I arrived at my last duty …

I’m Not Changing, I’m Evolving

I want to make a change to how I use social media, specifically Twitter. There are essentially two large groups that make up the majority of my followers: WordPress folks, and anti-Trump folks. I feel like the latter group is distancing me from the former group. Most of y’all know my political leanings, so I …

Prelude To An Emotional Breakdown

This post’s title sounds like the name of an epic progressive metal song *cues up some Dream Theater* I’m sorry for not having posted any updates in a while. I could sit here and type up excuses, but the bottom line is that I’m just still sort of uncomfortable opening myself up to everyone. More …

I am not OK…but I’m getting better

From a mental health standpoint, I am not ok, and I’m not doing well, at all. A few weeks ago, I had my “snapping point” and I told Nancy “I need help”. After talking to some mental health professionals, I’m pretty fucked up.  So far, I’ve been diagnosed with the following: * PTSD* Severe anxiety* …

#wpmom and the WordPress Community

I have been involved in the WordPress community for about 6-7 years, and I’ve always been impressed with the people that I’ve met. Coming from a .NET programming background, the WordPress community could not have been more different. I’m not bashing on .NET, it’s just that with the advent of social media, specifically Twitter, I’ve …