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Organizational Testing/StrengthsFinder by Gallup

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Business, Random Thoughts

Has your organization ever asked you to take one of the many personality or strengths identifier tests out there on the market these days? I’ve been subjected – I mean, asked – to take a multitude of these tests over the years in classes, through work, or even by Dad... more

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Wuv, twoo wuv…

By: Christine Smith | 4 Comments | | Category: Blog, Random Thoughts

Six months ago today, my dear sweet Khwage (sweetheart) and I got married by our dear friend Jeremy in front of our dear friends Rebecca and Mark down in Charlottesville. While it’s been a short six months since that beautiful and happy celebration, it seems a lifetime of adventure, happiness,... more

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Six Months Ago…

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Uncategorized

…my dearest love arrived in the U.S. to start our lives together. I can’t believe it’s only been six months! We have shared so much in the time together, it seems like we’ve been together, in person, for years. In a positive way, of course, I almost can’t remember my... more

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Employers Take Note!

By: Christine Smith | 2 Comments | | Category: Blog, Immigration/Naturalization, Random Thoughts

In my former life as a Cyber Policy wonk in charge of cyber workforce issues for DoD, I consistently heard employers complain about the lack of skilled workers, in IT and in cyber. It was a mantra that I would hear at every meeting, in every speech at every conference,... more

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September 25, 2015

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Pets, Random Thoughts

This was, for some reason, an exhausting week. Mentally and physically. It wasn’t all that different really, from a “normal” schedule; in fact, in some respects it was made easier – the Pope was in town and traffic for those of us NOT in DC was, in fact, better than... more

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September 26, 2015 #1

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Pets

So interesting…the boys came out of their kennels and immediately started brushing up against us. Clearly it was their environment not the kitties. They had been chatty the whole way home, but quieted down as soon as they got into the house. Naqeeb brought a couple of bowls of wet... more

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September 26, 2015

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Pets

Yeah, Mango’s really suffering…lol. He went from miserable at the other house to a big mush in about 4 hours. Saffron’s gonna take some time, but at least he’s moving around the house and has come for pets a couple of times. And I’m thinking Naqeeb’s FINALLY seeing what it’s... more

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September 29, 2015

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Pets

The boys are just LOVING their daddy, which is awesome! Saffron is coming out more, although still mostly at night (so this is the first clear picture I’ve been able to capture of him alone). Given the fact that they were kicked around from shelter to home to foster to... more

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September 30, 2015

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Random Thoughts

So they replaced the overhead light bulbs at the office today (yes, those annoying fluorescent ones) and I have a few things going on: 1. I now can see how filthy it is in this office and I’m grossed out. (I’ve been cleaning wherever I can and have run out... more

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September 24, 2015

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Random Thoughts

Eid Mubarak to all of my Muslim family and friends. I’m saddened to hear about the stampede that killed over 300 Muslims who were completing their hajj today…truly a sacrifice of their families who are waiting at home for them so they can celebrate. Prayers to their families in their... more

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