A walk through Nice

Saturday we took a day off from work. We rode the train from Cannes to Nice, then walked the city. We visited the Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya (flower market), climbed the stairs to the top of the Château de Nice (Nice castle), ate traditional socca (savory chick pea pancakes) and pissaladière (flatbread with caramelized … Continue reading A walk through Nice

A week in Cannes

For nearly two years, I’ve worked with teammates I’ve never shared space with in real life. We’ve “met” through video calls, and we know each other well via our constant text chatter at work, through longer-form internal blog posts, and most importantly, through an ongoing banter of GIFs, memes, and emoji reactions in our team … Continue reading A week in Cannes

24 Hours in England

One week ago, I left home to travel for work for the first time since I rejoined Automattic in November of 2019. We are a fully distributed company, meaning we are distributed around the world, with no central offices — we all work from our homes and co-working spaces. The way we get quality in-person … Continue reading 24 Hours in England

Fun for a lifetime

I took our daughter and her friend to see Harry Styles last weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York, and the trip was a top five favorite parenting experience. We drove under crisp October skies on highways lined with forests of pumpkin orange and saffron yellow. Leaves fluttered against blue sky as 18-wheeler winds … Continue reading Fun for a lifetime

The day’s end

I’m back home from the beach. I wish I could write that sentence differently: “I’m back home at the beach.” Maybe one day we’ll migrate seaward from the mountains. For now I’ll just remember how pretty it is to watch the day end when water, sand, and clouds interact with the changing slant of sunlight. Continue reading The day’s end