10 years ago I celebrated Christmas for the very first time. My wife and I were still dating then, and three days after hosting our first Thanksgiving she asked I was willing to get a Christmas tree. Eager to be a good partner and learn what all the fuss was about, I agreed. We went … Continue reading Our Christmas Tree Tradition
November 22 While I have not traveled home for thanksgiving since moving here in ’05, Jamie and I have made a few memorable trips; Yosemite, Big Sur and Mendocino; sometimes sleeping in a cabin, other times in a yurt. This year, we selected a nice looking house up the coast in Mendocino, balancing our desire … Continue reading Mellow Mendocino Thanksgiving Getaway
11 May 17 Elijah woke at 6:30 and Jamie decided I should do likewise. I bjorned him on my back and set out to greet the day. Always the affable walking buddy, Eli narrated the journey with sweet coos and babble for the whole hour without uttering so much as a single protest. We walked … Continue reading The Final Countdown
6 May 17 After sleeping in to 8:30, I ran out for morning pastry and then whipped up ham and eggs to accompany. The day was cold and damp, but the rain subsided right as we hit the street. We headed for the Ile de la Cite, starting at the Marche aux Flores which hosts … Continue reading The Yiddish Bakery and the Unicorn
3 May 2017
A little over a year ago, I was toying around with reward flights from SFO to CDG. There is a direct flight into Paris, but there are very few reward tickets available on this route, so you have to book early. 330 days early; the maximum allowed. Continue reading The Setup: Travelogue France Preflight
I’ve learned more in the last three months about babies than I did in the last 30 years. I’m certainly no expert, but that won’t stop me from sharing what I’ve gained by listening to those who are. So far I’m enjoying the ride and thought I’d share a few vignettes under the guise … Continue reading The First 90 Days: Lessons Learned
Dear Dad, Gazing down at my two day old son dreaming quietly in my arms, I couldn’t help but think of you. So I thought I’d write, as you always enjoy hearing about my travels and this has been quite the adventure. Our journey began on Saturday, July 6. Jamie was almost due, in the … Continue reading Oy, I’m a Dad!