An Australian critter and its humans

When I visited Australia for work, I asked some colleagues to recommend Australian books and authors for toddlers. Diary of a Wombat (or Mmmbat as my kid calls it) came highly recommended. It’s beautifully illustrated and tells the rather amusing story of a wombat who comes into contact with a family of humans and decides…

This week

Reading Finished Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky.  Well done and enjoyable, though I’ve been falling asleep while reading more often and it took me a few weeks to get through it. Read The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith.  Perhaps a bit of a guilty pleasure, but I find his books…

Frankfurt Layover Fun

On my way to and from Jordan last month, I had two ~6 hour layovers in Frankfurt, Germany.  The idea of hanging out in the airport for all that time wasn’t super appealing, so I went into the city to explore a bit. I went through Passport control, joking with the officer there that “I have…

Ireland with mom

In between jobs (I’ve moved from Thismoment to Bigcommerce), I visited Ireland with my mom.  It was a whirlwind tour that involved lots of wrong-side-of-the-road driving (with mom-screaming), some rain, and lots of beautiful scenery. Some highlights: Seeing how cute Galway is and going for a run along the water there.  Mom had her first…