On Capturing Moments in Time

I’ve been SO excited to tell this story for weeks now, but I had to wait for a few of the pieces to come together… In what feels like a past life these days, several years ago I was doing a bunch of traveling and taking a bunch of photos. I uploaded all my favorite …

Car Wash State of Mind

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 …

First Day Back in Los Altos Hills

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 …

Driving from Utah to California

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 …

Visiting Fairbanks, Alaska for the Aurora Borealis

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 …

One chapter ends and a new one begins. A eulogy to my home in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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.