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Spring Break 2017

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

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1300 miles
8 year old
3 year old
11 year old car
8 nights
many wonders…

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New York

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

My fall work trip. Stepped into the Oculus at the World Trade Center since it is just across the street from my office and it was quite a site, but in general the NY skies and views never disappoint.

New York

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

This work trip was better than most. Presentations and meetings went swimmingly, and I also had time for good meals and catch-up with colleagues and friends.

Work fun

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

The annual holiday party was a 3-hour tour of the bay. It turned out better than expected.

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Austin

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Recently traveled to Austin for SXSWi. The team and I accompanied an author to some events, and attended educational panels on our own too.  Two of the best talks I saw had people live illustrating the talk…

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Wheels down, Austin.

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First Texas Sunrise.

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Nathan Myhrvold and Kerry Diamond.

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Illustration of Myhrvold talk.

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Hugh McCleod talk / illustration.

Office Visit

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

It was so fun having Jonah with me at my office last week. He had a blast as it encompassed some of his favorite things–a ride on BART, a bagel for breakfast, a burger for lunch, and even a little time on the iPad after he did some art, Legos, writing and reading. He was a very busy office-mate.

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Hard and good.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

I had the privilege to talk to Momastery a couple years ago when we were bidding on her book. We lost. But I hold out hope that someday we will publish her. So many of her posts resonate with me. The bits below are from >one of her latest posts<.

There’s this:

Our marriage is not like a parade, with followers and leaders. We are more like a see-saw: each of us constantly adjusting to balance the emotional, financial and household loads. Trying again when one of us hits the ground. 

And this about being working parents:

At no time were our kids more or less loved than any other.

– See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2014/09/18/how-we-live-a-life/#sthash.tHtgVSeI.dpuf

At no time were our kids more or less loved than any other.

And the photo of her shirtless husband putting their daughter’s hair in a pony-tail is nice too.

I love writers and stories and books and words. Sometimes you read to learn, sometimes you read for the poetry of it or the story or the escape. And sometimes you read because a writer finds you, or your find them, and they can articulate things you feel, better than you could have ever said it yourself. Their words fit. Perfectly. Momastery often strikes that chord for me.

Our marriage is not like a parade, with leaders and followers. We are more like a see-saw: each of us constantly adjusting to balance the emotional, financial, and household loads. Trying again when one of us hits the ground. Laughing a lot. Crying some. Trusting each other to stay put and keep adjusting.

It’s hard and good.

– See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2014/09/18/how-we-live-a-life/#sthash.tHtgVSeI.dpuf

Our marriage is not like a parade, with leaders and followers. We are more like a see-saw: each of us constantly adjusting to balance the emotional, financial, and household loads. Trying again when one of us hits the ground. Laughing a lot. Crying some. Trusting each other to stay put and keep adjusting. – See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2014/09/18/how-we-live-a-life/#sthash.tHtgVSeI.dpuf
Our marriage is not like a parade, with leaders and followers. We are more like a see-saw: each of us constantly adjusting to balance the emotional, financial, and household loads. Trying again when one of us hits the ground. Laughing a lot. Crying some. Trusting each other to stay put and keep adjusting. – See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2014/09/18/how-we-live-a-life/#sthash.tHtgVSeI.dpuf
Our marriage is not like a parade, with leaders and followers. We are more like a see-saw: each of us constantly adjusting to balance the emotional, financial, and household loads. Trying again when one of us hits the ground. Laughing a lot. Crying some. Trusting each other to stay put and keep adjusting. – See more at: http://momastery.com/blog/2014/09/18/how-we-live-a-life/#sthash.tHtgVSeI.dpuf

Preparing for editorial board…

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

has never been so sweet. I got ready for work and sat down to nurse and cuddle Lilah. She passed out. I had the iPad bearby so I did my ed board reading and prep while smooching and petting this lap cat of a baby.

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Team gifts

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

This was the first time in years (ever?) I got holiday gifts to my team before Christmas. Last year the gifts arrived in January and I got around to distributing in April. So imagine my pride when not only did I get ’em in and distributed on a Kris Kringle-ish timeline, but damn if the wrapping wasn’t cute too. Wrapped in an upcycled 2013 calendar.

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Day at the office

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

The staff of Jonah’s school has an annual in-service day the Friday before President’s weekend. So I took a half-day; brought him into the office for the morning and we played around in the city all afternoon. As always, he says the Bart rides were the best part, but I think he had fun on the in-between parts too. After the office we went out to lunch, then to Yerba Buena Gardens and the Children’s Creativity Museum.

Work is better with a buddy to share my desk and request, “business papers” for drawing.

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