Blog Posts

  • 04 Dec 2013 » Are you a starter or a finisher?

    Are you a starter or a finisher?

    My boss poses this question to me every couple of weeks. I have struggled somewhat in growing into my current role with my team. My ideas have come in spurts, sometimes in seemingly arbitrary directions. To an outsider, it certainly looks like a lack of focus and a search for the next shiny thing. I will develop an idea, pursue it for a bit, grow disinterested/tired/unconvinced in it and toss it to the side as I pursue something that I tell myself is more feasible/worthwhile/beneficial.

  • 08 Sep 2013 » Glorious Nippon, Partie Deux

    Mawwiage Is What Bwings Us Togetha...

    Well, we're married. It wasn't so hard. It was over in a whirlwind that I remember much of and yet have startling gaps of details which many of our guests commented on. Anyway, we done it and now it's on to even more planning for our Honeymoon.

    Live Glorious or Nippon Hard

    Originally, our itinerary to Japan had us going Tokyo to Osaka to Kyoto to Kobe to Tokyo. After some reading and contemplation, I came to the conclusion that we were:

  • 20 Jul 2013 » Murakami's 'The Wind Up Bird Chronicle'

    Context, I think...

    Reading is probably the oldest hobby (of few) that I have. Oft used as a punishment when I was a child, I learned early on to love reading since I was right pain in the ass. So what does a right pain in the ass read? Basically everything. I tend to prefer fiction if I need an escape or to clear my mind. My dad read a lot of John Grisham books when I was growing up and as I got older I progressed to more complex/meaningful books that win things like a Poo-lit-zur Prize or a No Bell Prize (why can't it have bells anyway?).

  • 14 Jul 2013 » Glorious Nippon

    Glorious Nippon (Japan)

    I've begun the long and arduous (but enjoyable) task of planning the honeymoon that Caroline and I will be taking. I've vacillated between several locations for the honeymoon. Much of it was concern over cost, time, and comfort traveling. Japan was the first real contender and after much thought it remained our best option. Other frontrunners included Turkey which has recently lost its shit and Montreal which takes just as long to get to as Japan from Seattle because there are no direct flights.