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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19 for 2019

01.1.2019

Happy New Year! I usually hate new years: the 'happy' part of winter is over, and ahead of us is 3 months of cold wet dark miserable. But this year I'm excited to get back to work, and excited about the year that just ended and the year to come …

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Reflections on 2018

12.29.2018

I keep waiting for life to settle down, for the days to feel long and the years to feel short, but just like 2016 and 2017 2018 felt momentous. My life now is so different than it was a year ago, both in the day-to-day and the memories I've collected …

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My Slightly Less Boring Bucket List

11.24.2018

A few months ago I wrote about my super boring bucket list. In summary, my bucket list does not include seeing the Northern Lights or skydiving but does include getting married and having kids. Since writing that list I've started having more exciting ideas for my bucket list, and when …

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Holiday Bucket List 2018

11.24.2018

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the HOLIDAY SEASON has started. Christmas is a confusing time - like a lot of millennials I have found memories of Christmas with my family, and love the lights and the tree and the ritual of it. On the other hand I've outgrown the …

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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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Puppetize Live 2018

10.14.2018

I'm writing this on the plane home from Amsterdam after an exciting, challenging, educational, and ultimately successful week. For those that don't know Puppet conducted a grand experiment this year: instead of hosting a multi-day, multi-track conference (nee Puppetconf), our annual celebration was a single-track, live streamed event that ran …

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