My wife left to hike the Appalachian Trail just over six weeks ago. It's been quite the experience so far for both of us and I want to talk a little about what it's like being "the one left behind". There are a million blog posts by hikers, but not so many from the family… Continue reading Preparing to be Left Behind
Wow, it's been almost 4 years since I've blogged. Certainly not the first break I've had in many years of having a blog, but this was a good long one. Since I last blogged I've been pretty busy and haven't really felt like trying to articulate the normalcy of my life. For a quick catch-up,… Continue reading Catching Up
Over the last few months, I’ve been working through various leadership resources in an effort to learn more about being a better manager through leading instead of managing. I’ve been in a couple of courses that had me dive into myself first. Knowing who you are, and what motivates you, has a huge impact on… Continue reading Are My Values Really My Values?
I don’t feel like I do enough. Not an uncommon thing to feel in this day and age. I spent the last several years gunning hard, and I burnt out. My focus has been on work, travel, and the open source community of Drupal, but everyone has their own do, do, do demons. My main… Continue reading Making space
Last week I took a walk around my neighborhood on the way to Valbyparken. I love taking a stroll in a place with a camera and no particular agenda. These are all down Trekronergade, not far from my apartment in Valby. Three crowns street. No light, but color. Buildings speak of food.
One year ago I gave away most of my belongings, packed my bags and left home, or at least what had been home. I was running away from a life that had left me confused and feeling stranded, and running towards… something else. I knew not what. I’ve been living in various cities for the… Continue reading A year of wandering
While most of the U.S. and Europe are being pummeled by winter weather, I’ve been wearing flip-flops and shorts, and eating my way through Montevideo, Uruguay. It is summer here in the southern hemisphere, which is exactly why I’m here and not there. Most people get the idea of heading south for the winter, but… Continue reading Sunny, Lovely Uruguay