Your future self will thank your past self for recording this history. This whole starting a new habit thing is tough. I fell off for a few days, but I happened to stumble on an article about journaling this morning and going to try to get back at it! We’re back from Yosemite. Our retreat […]
Brent and Anthony got into San Jose today and we took off for Yosemite! I broke down the “camper bed” set up in my car and put the back seats back in. We left the Bay around 1:30 and did a late lunch in Los Banos around 3 pm. We got to the pines a […]
Yesterday was the last day of prep for our team retreat in Yosemite. I got my hair cut and I worked from the coffee shop across the street from my barber for a bit. My sister invited us to her house for dinner. I unsuccessfully tried to get her cats to like me. My sister […]
Yesterday was uninspiring, I guess. All of three days into daily journaling and it feels like today is the first day where I am having to force it. I’ve been trying to get into the habit of writing about the day before with my cup of coffee each morning. Chrissy came over yesterday. She was […]
In all honesty, it was a pretty uneventful day. I continued to knock out errands and veg out after returning home from my road trip. Laundry was done. I believe I successfully troubleshot an issue with my Macbook Pro’s charging cable. I bought fresh coffee and fresh beer. I got groceries, er cheese. I went […]
I’m back home. Well, back at Mom’s house in Los Altos after spending a month on the road. It was a gorgeous day in the Bay Area yesterday. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The sky was sunny, it was warm, and a steady wind was blowing the blossoms like snow all over my […]
I just finished up a month-long road trip; ~3300 miles, 6 states, 1 WordCamp, 2 national parks, 4 ski resorts, ~150,000 vertical feet of snowboarding, 4 hotels, 3 AirBNBs, 10 miles of hiking, 3 breweries, lots restaurants, lots of bars, and lots of coffee shops. Driving is therapeutic for me. Similar to being in the […]
November 13th-19th, 2018 After spending a few days exploring Washington State, I continued north to Fairbanks, Alaska. I’m a native Californian and, prior to this trip, could count on one hand the number of times I’d seen it snowing. Visiting Alaska was a chance to break out of my temperature comfort zone, learn how to […]
For the last five years, I’ve lived and worked from a spectacularly beautiful spot in the Santa Cruz Mountains with a sweeping view of the Lexington Reservoir. I’ve been immersed in nature and regularly watched the deer, turkeys, bald eagles, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, beavers, snakes, and all sorts of other critters from my windows. I could walk out the door and be steps away from fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. Stumbling on that little lakeside cottage was one of the luckiest moments of my life, but it’s time to say goodbye.
During early November 2018, I flew over massive amounts of smoke from the Camp Fire en route to Washington. I had the opportunity to eat my way through Seattle and Pike Place Market, then drove north to Anacortes where I stayed in one of my favorite Airbnbs of all times. From there, I jumped on a ferry to San Juan Island to visit my grandparents.