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A story about the time my department Vice President mistook me for arm candy. #womenintech 
Growing up I never thought it was unusual to be a “woman in tech.” Sure, I was a girl who taught myself how to code by second grade, but I wrote that code on a computer that was largely used by my mother. I guess there weren’t many women in my computer classes, but I... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/05/my-welcome-to-women-in-tech-moment/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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What is the internet? People on Twitter have a few ideas.
The internet is not capitalized according to a recent change to the AP Stylebook. The internet (nee Internet) is a lot of things, at least according to Twitter. I happened to see these two tweets starting with “The internet is…” in close succession today: The internet is where people go to prove they’re the best... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/04/the-internet-is-a-topic-on-twitter/" class="more-link">Read more »</a...
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There is a mosque in my neighborhood, but it's not the Muslims I'm afraid of.
There is a mosque in my neighborhood. Sometimes it makes me nervous. Sometimes I purposefully walk on the other side of the street to avoid walking too close, or I choose a path that avoids that block altogether. There is a mosque in my neighborhood. I’m not nervous about the people who go to the... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/03/my-neighborhood-mosque/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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This is a fan letter.
To whom it may concern: This is a fan letter. I’m writing to say that I’m a fan of yours. I hope that’s flattering and not creepy. Regardless, I’ve started writing this, so I guess I’ll keep going. I love what you do. You’ve done some really wonderful work. So good. I know your critics... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/03/this-is-a-fan-letter/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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What if a classic children's book were about zero-day incident response 
This morning I woke up to a text message alert. It was my boss saying a critical vulnerability was announced that impacts our systems. There is no patch to fix the bug, but there are some workarounds. He said everyone needed to go into the office right away. It was only 4 a.m. I could... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/02/terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-zero-day-day/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. Please support childhood cancer research. Do it for Donna.
We celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday this weekend, which makes this an awkward time to write a Donna Day post. Donna Day is a day to celebrate a young girl named Donna, but Donna never got to celebrate her 5th birthday. Donna died when she was four. Donna had cancer. Yes, this is a post about... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/02/donna-day-childhood-cancer/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Unpacking my brain after our Disney World vacation 
My family and I recently returned from a vacation to Disney World. Here are a few thoughts and observations I had while I was there. The line of teenage girls wanting to have their pictures taken with the hot guy selling balloons can get almost as long as the lines of children wanting to have... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/04/assorted-observations-from-disney-world/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Celebrate the Transgender Day of Visibility by reading and sharing. #tdov #morethanvisibility 
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The Donald Trump rally in Chicago was canceled due to protests. I wrote a song to commemorate the event. I present "Tiny Hands, Sir" in the style of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer."
My friend Old Single Mom went to the Donald Trump Rally in Chicago that was canceled. You should read her incredible observations from the event. One of the things she notes is this: A bunch of Trump supporters sang in unison to Elton John’s “Rocket Man” – and then blanked on the lyrics of “Tiny Dancer.”... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/03/canceled-trump-rally-song-tiny-hands-sir/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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The FBI wants Apple to help unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple is fighting that demand and for good reason.
By now you have likely heard that the FBI wants Apple to unlock the iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters (who is now dead). Apple has refused to unlock the iPhone, and I fully support them. This debate is far bigger than one act of terrorism or even the group that... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/02/apple-iphone-unlock-fbi/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Here are 20 incredibly short love stories. Are they any good? You can be the judge of that. All I promise is that they are incredibly short.
In an effort to fight my writer’s ennui I decided to play with one of my favorite writing exercises: forced brevity. Previously, I’ve written lists of very short scary stories and very short silly stories. This time I tried my hand at being romantic. Here are 20 super short love stories: When he arrived at... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2016/02/20-super-short-love-stories/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Halloween is better than Valentine's Day.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Although I don’t hate Valentine’s Day as much as some people do, I’ve never found it to be that much fun. There are a lot of other holidays that I enjoy a lot more, most notably Halloween. Here are a 11 reasons why Halloween is better than Valentine’s Day: You don’t... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2016/02/11-reasons-halloween-is-better-than-valentines-day/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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Blogger. Playwright. Security & Data Privacy Specialist. Project Manager.
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Kim Z. Dale is an information security and privacy policy specialist., playwright, blogger, mom, Pittsburgh expat, and fan of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.
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Kim Z. Dale is an information security and privacy policy specialist. She is a blogger and an award-winning playwright. She is the electronic content management systems project manager for Northwestern University's Office for Research and a mother of two. She is a proud resident of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and a Pittsburgh expat.
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My kids are cute. My plays are strange. My mind is wandering.
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I've been a fan of Co-Op Hot Sauce for a while. Then I discovered the amazing food that the Co-Op sauce and Crumb bread teams make together for The Stew Supper Club. What a shame, I thought, that people only have one chance a month to experience thatdelicious food. I was elated to learn that they'd be opening a cafe. Their sandwiches and salads use superb ingredients in inventive flavor combinations. Yesterday we shared a pork noodle salad and sandwich with turkey, bacon, herbed butter and cheese. Just as at the Stew Supper Club their food is inspired my many cuisines yet I dare not cheapen it with the f word (fusion). My only sadness is that they are only open Thursday through Sunday, but maybe if we all go there a lot they will open more? I hope? Be sure to grab some hot sauce to go while you are there.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
These wings are amazing. Huge, crispy, with unique and delicious sauces. I prefer the spicy ones, but I wouldn't kick the soy sauce ones out of bed either. Not that I eat Dak wings in bed. Or at least I haven't at the time of this posting. But now the idea is in my head. Hmm. I have been known to eat the extra sauce out of the bottom of the to go container with a spoon. Wait. I've said too much. Forget all that. Get the wings. Get a lot of wings. The other stuff is okay, but you can get better basic Korean food elsewhere. Go to this place for the wings. Did I mention the wings?
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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