The Magic of the Messy Middle

The Magic of the Messy Middle

I’m writing this as I am serenaded by birds chirping outside my window, preparing for sunset. And suddenly I’m acutely aware of the juxtaposition of those sounds of nature with so much of the noise in our world screaming — bigger, faster, stronger,...
Algorithms, Automation, and AI, Oh My!

Algorithms, Automation, and AI, Oh My!

Algorithms, automation, and AI (artificial intelligence). What do you think of when you hear those terms? What images come to mind? How do they feel in your body? If you’re like me, you may feel equal parts excited and concerned. Excited about the possibilities for...
A Love Letter to Program Evaluation

A Love Letter to Program Evaluation

In honor of EVALentine’s Day, I asked ChatGPT to write a love letter to evaluation. It delivered! And while I do not agree with every point like evaluation “finding the truth” (because whose truth and ways of knowing are we inviting and elevating?),...