Last month, when my poor family suffered snow and wind chills in the negative digits, I was in Mexico for work. We worked hard, I swear. And we also played hard. After a full week of training, testing, troubleshooting, and writing, we took one day to go exploring. My teammate booked a private van for … Continue reading Mayan Ruins in Mexico
On my recent trip to Whistler, British Columbia, I attempted to pack minimally. I reduced shoes to 4 pairs — boots, Vans, flip flops, and running shoes — and I left my camera at home. That last was a big mistake. (As were the running shoes, but we don’t need to talk about that). I … Continue reading Where’s my brain?
It’s that time of year again: time for the Automattic Grand Meetup. As a distributed company, with more than 450 employees in 45 countries, we all work from our home offices, coworking spaces, cafes, airports, airplanes, trains, RVs, and family and friends’ homes for 51 weeks of the year. But in this one week in … Continue reading On my way to Whistler
Last week, during the snowmageddon that buried my family under a foot of snow, I was in Phoenix, Arizona, co-working with my team who I usually only interact with online: team Phoenix. Phoenix in Phoenix. We named ourselves after the mythical creature that rises from the ashes — not after the city — but somehow … Continue reading Phoenix in Phoenix
My camera and camera bag occupied nearly half the precious real estate of my carry-on luggage for a full week in Utah. Did I take the camera out and use it? No. I didn’t even crack the zipper on its bag. I was too busy hanging out with all of these awesome people — my … Continue reading I packed my camera, but…
I spent a week in New Orleans for work. Six days in the Garden District, near where one of my favorite novels, The Witching Hour, takes place, where Spanish moss and Mardis Gras beads drip from the trees. The fragrance when we decabbed from the airport was heady: warm, moist, earthy, with elusive hints of … Continue reading After New Orleans