Hawaii Vacation 2019

02.28.2019

I scheduled a trip to Hawaii over my birthday, originally planned for February 12th-18th. After a wonderful but cold trip to Japan last year I knew I wanted to go somewhere warm during the worst part of winter, and Hawaii seemed as good a sunny destination as any. 2 weeks …

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Amsterdam 2018

10.14.2018

Hello, fearless reader! I had the opportunity to go to Amsterdam for work this last week, and fell in love with the Dutch city. It's a beautiful, historic European city with so many of the features I love about Portland:

  • It's a bike city (though with a more aggressive and …
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Japanuary 2018: Initial Observations

01.29.2018

We're currently in the air somewhere between Tokyo and LA, on our way back from a 3½ week stay in Japan. In a word the trip was amazing, but like most international travel there were a lot more nuanced ups and downs, interesting experiences, and fresh perspectives provided by being …

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San Francisco 2016: An Adventure

12.20.2016

Hello, beautiful reader! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season, and are looking forward to some quality time with the people you love in the coming weeks. Before the madness really started Eli and I got to spend a week in San Francisco while he visited CoreOS, the tech …

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My Favorite Places in Corvallis

09.13.2016

Places

Rice & Spice

The cutest little asian market in Oregon! If you're looking for rice cakes filled with red bean paste, shrimp chips, or dried seaweed, Rice and Spice is your place. It's run by the nicest couple, and is always a fun Saturday night adventure to get something you've …

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