The curse of the hyphenated name

Dear Diary, I had a frustrating experience not too long ago while trying to make an online purchase. When I entered the billing address, I repeatedly got an error message telling me it contained invalid characters. After several attempts, I finally released what the invalid character was. The pesky hyphen in my name. I deletedContinue reading “The curse of the hyphenated name”

Embracing the new normal

Dear Diary, Life is pretty normal. I returned to the office about a month ago, part-time at first, but I’m back to full-time hours now. I’ve gone out for lunch and dinner a few times since COVID-19 restrictions eased, and even though I was nervous beforehand, it’s been fine once I’m there. Though I thinkContinue reading “Embracing the new normal”

A ‘nothing special’ writer

Dear Diary, You’re more of a journal than a diary. A diary is where I’d record things like “10:00 meeting with General Kenobi” or “Death Star plans due COB”, probably on a daily basis. Whereas a journal is where I talk about my thoughts, feelings, etc. whenever it suits me. But I enjoy the alliterationContinue reading “A ‘nothing special’ writer”