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KymPossible
in your dreams
everything and nothing you'd expect
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A former Nigerian President criticizes the current leadership that he once supported, for their utter failure to act swiftly to rescue the 200+ girls kidnapped by terrorists in April 2014. His hopes for their recovery are low, but says continued public attention is the only hope to pressure the Nigerian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
I suspect this isn't going to be a popular blog post with a lot of people. But as a feminist I feel it is important to post it anyway. Recently a deeply troubled young man named Elliott Rodger went on a killing spree in Santa Barbara CA, first brutally murdering... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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Last night after a long work week I ignored all the grown up responsibilities and kicked it on the sofa with the cat and watched The Italian Job while the kids are off with their dad for the long weekend. Today I made up for last night. (meme source is... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
I am giving myself a night off tonight. I should do some data modeling and content writing. I should do the dishes. I should take out the recycling. I should fold the clean laundry and put it away. I should inventory all the clothing I'm donating to charity and get... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
It has been an emotional roller coaster day. First the day started off strong: I'm going to be an aunt again (yay!). My little brother got married last year and he and his wife are expecting his first child before Christmas. I am super happy for them. Now the pit... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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If you don't remember, it has been too long. I often find that it is the people who have the least who tend to give the most. And I don't mean they are giving hundreds of dollars - they may give $5 when they only make $10 or $13 an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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It has been 6 weeks since I last blogged. It is not that there hasn't been interesting stuff to blog about, but that I have been BUSY, and it has all been amazingly wonderful good stuff kind of busy. My 2014 has been surreal in its sheer overwhelming awesomeness as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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And the kids were abused by the school officials themselves! You might say I am being sensationalist or overdramatic, but I assure you that I am not. If I were to serve my children a meal and then suddenly take the plate away and throw the food in the garbage,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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In the last 8 weeks, my XBOX has failed, my stereo receiver has failed, my son's new tablet that Santa brought him for Christmas has failed, and this morning my laptop screen was inexplicably rotated 90 degrees to the left. Try turning your mouse to the left and getting around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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It is like a logjam, just of thoughts. I've been doing more reading this year, and as a result there is a lot of interesting stuff in my head. But I haven't had time to blog for a few days, and now there is so much bloggable stuff, I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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No fewer than three people sent me today's WIRED article How a Math Genius Hacked OKCupid to Find True Love today. I'm going to assume it is because they know I like data analysis. If I created this, equivalent would be spelled correctly. So this guy in LA, Chris McKinlay,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
If you have, make, or want money, and have an opinion on taxes, welfare, the socioeconomic class divide, Occupy Wall Street, "the 1%", or poverty, this is a good article to read: NYT: The Undeserving Rich The first reason I like this article is because it points out how data... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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There has been a strange confluence of events leading to this blogpost. Today my friend Emerson posted an excellent NYT opinion piece about how the addiction to money (and subsequently power) are just as addictive as heroin and cocaine and arguably far more corrupting. Those who are addicted may have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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I've been doing a lot of juicing lately, pretty much daily. The kids are growing accustomed to having fresh juice every morning with breakfast. A recent winner was watermelon-ginger-lime-cilantro. Also popular was peach-blueberry-banana-spinach-apple. Instead of using ice cubes in my juice to make thicker semi-frozen smoothies, I just freeze some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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Chloe is shopping for a slow cooker... and has friends with a pretty great sense of humor. :) Figured I'd share something light and funny for a change of pace from all the inspirational navel gazing I do around here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
Sometimes we know what we need to do. We just have a hard time doing it. Why we can't do what we know is in our best interests is one of the things that keeps psychologists and doctors in business. Maybe you should work out more. Maybe you should let... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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This article about how emotions are physically expressed in the body is interesting, mostly in the reported consistency across cultures, but I have some concerns about the fundamental validity of the physiological reactions reported. Participants viewed emotion-laden words, videos, facial expressions and stories. They then self-reported areas of their bodies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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The last couple evenings I've been busy working on my 2014 lifeplan. I'm more or less program managing my life as if it were a project at work because if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there. I have set annual personal goals for several... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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Following up to yesterday's blogpost and borrowing another photo from Chloe's blog... What do you make time for? My 2014 is off to a really great start (please don't let that jinx things) as I find myself with a renewed sense of energy and ability to focus. Obviously my family... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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I was finishing up my theraflu (sinus infection, ouch) and on my way to bed when I saw a blogpost from my friend Chloe about priorities. She is rebooting her life with a new apartment and new job in a new city, and while the excitement of a new beginning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
I'm super bummed about breaking my ankle yesterday. In addition to it hurting like hell, I'm going to miss out on introducing my kids to the guy who bought the fibonnacci scarf! Have fun! And I'm betting you're sold out of paper dolls in an hour or less. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2012 on Here are my plans for PAX at WWdN: In Exile
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I had finally accepted that it wasn't going to ever happen and decided I would just cancel my now six month old tile order and find another tile I could live with. So I called Lowe's. My tile is in transit from Dallas and should be here within a week. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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Remember that tile I ordered for my fireplace during the first week of January 2012 that kept slipping the delivery date each month and was supposed to be in on April 20? It is a really pretty, 1"x1" glass tile. Beautifully glossy, they look like square flat jolly ranchers. As... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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Tonight I was excitedly planning to teach my kids to follow Lego schematics and we would have geeky family fun while I stealthily taught them an important lesson for their adult lives as Ikea customers. No, not the Get A Cart At The Entrance Or You Can't Find One Until... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at KymPossible's Mission Journal
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I recently read this great blog post by a mother about her 7 year old daughter's fantastic experience building a super cool space alien lego kit. It is absolutely worth reading, even if you aren't any of the following: Parent Daughter Someone who has a sister Engineer Geek Alien Astronaut... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at KymPossible's Mission Journal