I’m taking an unheard of three-week vacation to regroup and recharge after arguably the most intense professional year of my career. At the start of it I set three intentions: (1) connect with family, (2) tackle some of the big projects that I’ve struggled to make progress on in the ordinary course of life, and […]
This post is weeks past due but I’m resolved not to get to Christmas without posting about Thanksgiving. So here’s the short version: I went to Idaho and did Thanksgiving with the family. The parental units hosted, and Heather and Ashley each had their full crew. Mark was off in Jordan on military deployment and […]
By the time I handed off the covid project at work at the end of July I needed a break. And since I hadn’t even started my day job, it was the perfect time to be gone—it’s not like anyone would even miss me. So I booked a flight to Idaho to visit my family […]
Following my grandfather’s advice never to travel the same road twice, we took the long way back from Stanley to Boise. First stop: Some lake that I’ve forgotten the name of. It was gorgeous and clear and we wanted to stay there all day. If we’d had lawn chairs, we probably would have done . […]
This “destination wedding” was high in the mountains, a good three hours’ drive from Boise. The nearest town was Stanley, population 63, known for having the coldest average temperature in the lower 48 states. Our hotel was, appropriately, made of logs and surrounded by giant trucks. As we checked in on Friday afternoon, we asked […]
The happy reason for this trek out West was my little brother’s wedding. After his first marriage ended a few years ago, he had returned to bachelorhood and I didn’t quite know what to expect next. But then he met Sarah and her two kids and, well, after a couple of years of dating, they […]
Oh man, I do love a good trek. Like getting from Fez to Granada in a single day. Or, in this case, 4am wake up in London (after 3 hours of sleep, natch), 9am presentation to 85 lawyers, 12pm dash to the airport for a 3pm flight to Seattle, ten hours later (but still only […]
When everyone feels stir crazy but not yet ready for more left-overs, you head to the hills to stand in the wind and watch the sun set.
When you’re all together only every few years, you best take a picture while you’re at it.