Portland — This is my first visit to Portland, and the stakes are high. Our family made the decision to try to leave South Africa and move back to the US. Portland is our current city of choice, and I’ve been sent ahead on this reconnaissance mission to see what it would be like to live here. Right now I’m sitting in Coava Coffee Roasters, nervous as all hell ahead of some job interviews, and watching Portl...
Cape town — I’ve been thinking a lot of about place, and where we choose to live, and how important that is despite how connected we’ve all become. As a family with roots in South Africa as well as America, this ...
Cape town — Small human beings learn by mimicking and so they learn patience by mimicking patience. Perhaps this means that a larger human being somewhere many thousands of generations back took a long and pat...
Day 40: And just like that, it's summer again
Day 39: Leaving winter (for now...)
Day 38: In flight
Day 37: This is the coldest I've ever been (1F, -17C), so please forgive the snow selfie
Day 36: Freezing
Day 35: Landing in Bend, OR
Day 33: A morning run through the fog
Searching for Portland's soul
Day 32: Exploring Portland for the first time
Day 31: We're not in summer any more
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