There But Back Again

There But Back Again

As you may or may not know, Paul and I just got back from vacation.  From outsider’s perspective it might seem that we take a lot of them, but the reality isn’t quite so rosy.  I travel a lot for work (like a LOT A LOT) and due to that he can travel for free …

Resolve

Resolve

I’m a little late to be talking about New Years resolutions I think. Don’t care! Everyone has an opinion about them; they’re good, they’re bad, they’re dumb, they’re useless, don’t wait to start something… the list goes on. All of these are fair, they’re all subjective, and it all boils down to one thing: Do …

Perspective

Perspective

Perspective is a tricky thing at the best of times; it’s hard to gain, hard to use, and easy to lose. Even harder is to know when you’ve lost it until after the fact. We have a Sunday morning tradition of breakfast burritos and walking on the beach to talk about our week. It’s an …

Being in the Moment

Being in the Moment

This is a hard topic to write about for me. I’ve written something like 9 drafts of this post and erased them all as they wander off topic faster than I can type. For the sake of this writing I’m going to talk about just one aspect of being in the moment, and if I’m …

Round and round we go

Round and round we go

Everyone knows the old quote about those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it right? While the sentiment is close did you know that apparently that isn’t the actual quote?  Thanks to a admittedly slapdash Google search the quote is most likely attributed to writer and philosopher George Santayana. In its original form it read, “Those who …

I am tired

I am tired

Life is behind (as per usual!) but when isn’t it? A new job for me. A new career for Paul. A new household member  (Selena). Our 5 year anniversary together / 2 year wedding anniversary. The good news is we’re settling back into a routine just in time for my 39th birthday.  How the hell …

2017 and what not.

2017 and what not.

I’m typically not a New Year’s resolution kinda guy. I don’t typically wait until a specific time of the year to set my goals and announce them to the world- seems artificially constrictive to me. That being said I do have some goals to set for once and it’s the start of a new year …

A little hiatus

A little hiatus

I started this post right before Halloween but it looks like I never finished it.  So hey! I was gonna do a tiny hiatus 🙂 Hiatus is over! In quick summary of the last two months: – We moved to San Diego. .. Oh I guess that’s it.  I gotta tell ya doing Christmas at …

Where in the world is Mike?

Where in the world is Mike?

Well I’m in San Francisco, obviously.   Or perhaps not so obviously?  We travel around a lot so it can be hard to say where we are on any given Sunday.  Today though?  I’m sitting at my desk, Cat firmly ensconced in my lap with a stunning view of our high rise neighborhood behind my …