Too Cool for School

Back home, Ben spent a year in a synthesized Pre-K/Kindergarten class. It was all day, every day, originally to our chagrin, but it turned out that he really enjoyed it. Because of his birthday falling in December, we asked that he be considered a Senior Kindergartener — knowing there was the possibility that he’d end…

The Simple Life

I’ve been lucky in my career in that I’ve been able to keep a balance between my work life and my home life. If you’ve read anything about the technology industry, you know that these jobs have a tendency to be all-consuming: stories of people sleeping in their office, or working through weekends are not…

ROI

I create mutually beneficial relationships for a living. Sometimes they’re technical, sometimes business, but I’ve gotten pretty good at measuring ROI on a relationship. If I’m not careful, I’ll do this to personal relationships and starting finding the most satisfaction in friendships that are good mutual investment opportunities. This comes so natural to me that…

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield

Well we’re here. In the wee hours of Sunday morning, accompanied by Nic’s cautiously brave but supportive family (thanks guys!), we loaded the kids and our suitcases into the leave-behind car, and headed to the airport in Toronto. The timing worked out well, despite the lines, and we spent very little time waiting around. By…