Carmel by the Sea: A New Year’s resolution reached, trails discovered, great beer tasted and Kurt Russell’s best role rediscovered

One nice thing about having children under the age of 5 in your home is that the idea of staying up late for New Year’s borders on the ridiculous. Why stay up until midnight when you can watch the ball drop in Time’s Square at 9pm (one benefit of being on the West Coast), and … Continue reading Carmel by the Sea: A New Year’s resolution reached, trails discovered, great beer tasted and Kurt Russell’s best role rediscovered

A Glass of Resilience: a Baby Born, an Old Path Rediscovered, and of Course Cold Beer

So I’ve been off the net for a bit. We had another baby, I picked up a lot more work, and things got a little chaotic. That’s not an excuse, just fact. (and while I'm at it, keeping your Christmas tree up until St. Patrick's Day is a thing, right?) Work with me here. The … Continue reading A Glass of Resilience: a Baby Born, an Old Path Rediscovered, and of Course Cold Beer

Tri Santa Cruz: A Sick Toddler, Determination, and a Little Discretion

My alarm had only been off for five minutes when my three year old wandered into our bedroom. Still in bed I mentally prepared to race. “Mommy," she huffed, "I don’t feel--- BAAAAARRRRRFFFFFF!!!!” And like that my 3 year old vomited all over the dog’s bed. Fortunately, the dog sensed things were not going to … Continue reading Tri Santa Cruz: A Sick Toddler, Determination, and a Little Discretion