• My Sentence-a-Day Diary. I’m starting my 10th year making a one-sentence entry into a diary. Along with some info about it, I’ve provided a Google docs template that you can use to start one of your own if you’re interested.

Love books

Creative writing

  • Haikus
    • Haikus Ninjas: As part of a “Haiku Ninja” group, I wrote one haiku every day in 2014, and it was so much fun, I did it again for another year. See the origin of the endeavor and each day’s 2014 and 2015 entries.
    • Haiku collaboration about a Lake Johnson walk: While walking around Lake Johnson one day, I took pictures to write haikus about when I got home. Once home, I asked my husband (who did not do the walk with me, to also write a haiku about each picture.
    • Haiku collaboration about a downtown Raleigh walk: During a walk around downtown Raleigh, my husband and I each took pictures from which to choose 5 to write haikus about when we got home. 
  • My Detainment A short story that was published in the now-defunct Urban Hiker magazine. (June 1, 2004)

Published professional writing

  • Will & Ned’s Excellent Adventure: A poster about the cost to businesses of employees being in the closet, which has been used in corporations all around the world for diversity education. (April 9, 2002) An adaption of the poster is in Michael Bach’s 2022 book, Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work, and he’s created a video, Will and Ned’s Excellent Adventure: The Cost of the Closet (Canada and the US) using the poster as a basis.
  • Regional Measurement of End-User Response Time Using the Netview Performance Monitor: This technical paper described the implementation of end-user response time measurement in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between IBM United States Southeast Region Information and Telecommunications Systems Service and the user communities on the 75 computer systems it supported through SLAs that had an end-user response time commitment. Response time data was gathered using the NetView Performance Monitor (NPM), and reports were generated using Service Level Reporter, Network Managing Reporter, and internally written PL1 programs. (May 1, 1990, publication is IBM Internal Use Only)

Academic writing