Author Archives: Kat Nagel

About Kat Nagel

Cat lover, singer, early music addict, reads a lot. Former R&D chemist with an obsessive need for variety. Now active as a freelance technical writer and editor, web designer, photographer, computer coach, and trainer. Owner, MasterWork Consulting (

How do you begin to stop?

I’m considering a new approach to my annual New Year’s resolution ritual. The whole thing is usually an exercise in frustration for me. I start out with enthusiasm, then gradually stop doing whatever it was I started, and then beat … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 2014-10-29: October

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~ from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery    

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“You’re doing NaBloPoMo? Why?” “It’s a bunch of mommy-bloggers and foodies, and they don’t write very well. Why associate yourself with them?” My colleagues and friends expect bad writing about subjects that don’t interest them, and that’s what they find when … Continue reading

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Hand and Eye

Today was another lost day, as far as work and personal projects are concerned. I spent the day in doctors’ offices and outpatient surgery. The bad news: I’ll probably have to have surgery to correct the trigger finger on my … Continue reading

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Sidetracked again

I had planned to start a major assault on the stored files I wailed about on Sunday, but I let myself be distracted by a bunch of stuff. First, before I could sit down at the desk in my new … Continue reading

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