Cape town — Like most parents with young kids, every day is an early start for me. Even so, 4:45am feels a little excessive. And that’s what time today started. To make matters even more… challenging… my wife and her sister was on a much-needed weekend away, so I was solo parenting. I couldn’t even resent her for it, because it really was a long time coming, and they’ve been planning the getaway for month...
Cape town — It’s not that I didn’t always have a strong connection with my eldest daughter. It’s just that recently, as she’s running headlong into her fifth year of life, we’ve started to connect in ways I didn’...
Cape town — Everyone who comes here is dying. Well, yes, I know we’re all dying. But at GVI Oncology dying is not a thing that’s going to happen at some point in the future. Here, dying is now. It’s something tha...
Just as I stare at what I convince myself is definitely the edge of the world...
I saw a whale today
I saw a whale today
I live by the sea.
My wife helped our daughter make this poster for her going away party at school tomorrow. Things are getting real.
Summer is no more.
One last coffee
Sunrise walk. Not a soul outside.
Pre-meeting coffee. These are the things I'll miss about Cape Town.
Sometimes I say things like "this cup of coffee saved my life" and people think I'm joking.
Coffee and books
Day 40: And just like that, it's summer again
Day 30: Every airport, ever.
Day 29: Preparing to fly from the heat of summer to the dead of winter
Day 28: Sunrise after the rain
Day 27: Daily pit stop
Day 26: Staring at the ceiling
Day 25: Breakfast in the Cape Winelands
Day 24: Original fixie
Day 23: Evening sky
Day 22: Coffee always helps
Day 21: Abandoned
Day 20: A quiet moment
An African breakfast
Day 18: Old tree is old
Day 17: There is color all around us
Day 16: A quiet start to the day
Day 15: Informal trade at a Cape Town mall
Day 14: Boardroom shadows and light
Day 13: Olden times
Day 12: Picnic in the garden
Day 11: Joyride
Day 10: Workspace
The culture of coffee
Day 8: Summer clouds
Day 7: Sometimes you have to go full hipster
Day 6: Daily (walking) commute
Day 5: Reading time
Day 3: Team breakfast to kick off the year.
Day 2: Back to Work
Morning hike up Table Mountain.
There is comfort in ritual.
Our office stands still as Obama speaks at the Mandela memorial.
Excellence in Cancer Care.
Excited to start getting Sate going.
Shadows and light
An unexpected coffee with my daughter
A beer called The Bonecrusher. It is surprisingly agreeable.
Before jobs, mortgages and tax returns.
Starting the day right. Coffee and discussion with good friends.
Amazing evening in Scarborough