Gender Translation Software

Gender Translation Software––Wouldn’t it be great if it were really that easy?

When he says:  (Female User Input)

He means:  (Software Output)

When she says:  (Male User Input)

She means:  (Software Output)

Think of all the problems it could solve?  I’m just saying…..


Spreading the Valentine’s Day Love

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

Remember the days when Valentine’s wasn’t just about overpriced dinners and ridiculous underwear?  The days of pigtails and innocence, and dime store cards and candy hearts.  When February 14 wasn’t just for lovers, or closest family and best friends, but a day in which we cast a wider net of appreciation––A card for our teacher; the neighbor next store who let you swim in her pool; the babysitter who painted your toenails glittery red.

Maybe it’s time to get back to some Valentine’s Day basics.  To remember that this is not just a day when lovers get to stare googly-eyed across linen tablecloths, but a day we each have the opportunity to express loving gratitude to all those in our lives who matter.  To the assistant who always gets things right; the product team for pulling those all nighters; and the unsung heroes in the warehouse who made sure you shipped in time.

A day to honor all the people who do things for you not because they have to, but because they want to.  Because you take the time to let them know how vital they are and how much they mean to you.  Because you know, the single most important thing, is how you make them feel.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all.


Borrowed Words: E.E. Cummings; Reflections on Loss and the Permanence of Love

January has always been a month of disproportionate loss.  People who are sick (both physically and emotionally) tend to hold on during the holidays; hoping to spare their loved ones the profundity of grief during a season intended for joy and renewal.

For those who have had loved ones succumb during the month (either naturally or through their own will) I offer one of my favorite e.e. cummings poems as a reminder that the people we love never truly leave us and that love (permanent and resplendent) endures all.

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)

i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Borrowed Words: Mother Teresa

                   “There are no great deeds; there are just small deeds done with great love.”

        Wishing you a weekend filled with small pleasures, great kindness and the bountiful gift of love.

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