Category: Daily News

Plot Twist: I am not a pathology

A long time ago (well, 20 years) I was pregnant with twins at age 35 and I had placenta previa. This was a high risk pregnancy. My OB sent me to a perinatologist for the ultrasounds, amniocentesis, and to make…

Plot Twist: Chemo Cycle 3 (of 6)

Here we are at cycle 3. I have to admit that I went into this round of chemo with a little more enthusiasm since the results of the PET scan were so positive. Knowing that I am getting the right…

Plot Twist: Progress!

I have been through two of six cycles of chemotherapy. So far I am tolerating it well and have minimal side effects. Honestly, aside from the hair loss I have fatigue and a tiny bit of peripheral neuropathy. So how…

Plot Twist: Chemo – Cycle 2 (of 6)

The first chemo cycle was a completely new experience filled with many unknowns. The unknowns definitely added to my anxiety. This second cycle had far fewer unknowns and the anxiety levels have been significantly lower. In fact, it felt a…

Inflection point: Opportunities go whoosh

The last 60 or so days have been kind of crazy. It has me thinking about a lot of different things. I’m not going to apologize for my poor grammar or even spelling it is one of those in my…

Plot Twist: Hair

Our hair is a huge part of our identity. It is often called a woman’s crowning glory. I have had long and very long hair most of my adult life. By very long, I mean past my butt. My hair…

Plot Twist: Chemo – Cycle 1 (of 6)

My treatment is what they call EPOCH – a combination of very nasty drugs that kill cancer (die you f*cker). Due to the nature of my chemo treatment, I am in the hospital for each round. I will have 6…

Plot Twist: Showers in the hospital

Or not…as the case may be. One of the hardest things for me prior to being admitted to the hospital for 4 (now 5) days of inpatient chemotherapy was knowing what to expect. What would I be allowed to do?…

OK… I won’t kill Selil.com off.

Jeepers. Y’all get upset fast about a free website. All of the original content of the domain will remain. The links if you have them should continue to work.

The end of Selil.com

Soon the website selil.com will no longer exist. The name is being retired after 21 years of being registered as a domain name, 30 years use as an email address and sysop handle, and nearly 45 years in since it…

New jobs and lifestyle changes

In November of 2017 my former agency leadership decided to go with a career intelligence community professional to lead a cyber program rather than the cyber guy (me!). This isn’t necessarily a bad choice but it put me in a…

Prognostications for 2018

Trying to be more specific than my 2013 and 2014 attempts at guessing the future. Of course, my favorite “came true guesss” is back in 2006 when I wrote about Web 1.0 v. Web 3.0, but I also wrote all…

I had an excellent interview

Yes, I am on the market. You should really hire me. This though is about an excellent interview. It is strange to think about, but when you are talking to somebody at my level. Every interaction of the company is…