It’s tulip time!

A few years ago, I put “visit the Netherlands during tulip time” on my List of 100 Dreams. I am thrilled to say that I can now cross that off.
We spent the past week in the Netherlands, staying in a farm house about an hour outside of Amsterdam, and exploring the whole country. Traveling with small kids (6,4,2) is always challenging, let alone traveling inter… read more »

Sources for stories: Doing what you love, and making money doing it

We are having a wonderful time in the Netherlands, and I’ll do a full write-up of the week when we get back. In the meantime, I’m using a low-key day to get a little jump on next week.
I’m working on a Fast Company piece on career and earning advice from people who’ve found that “do what you love” doesn’t have to be a ba… read more »

Last call for Mosaic logs

I’ll be on vacation for the next week, and probably won’t be posting much here, but I promise I’ll be trying to come up with new and exciting things to say once I’m back!
In the meantime, this is the last Mosaic public service announcement for a while: If you’re still considering getting me a log, now is the time to do it. There is m… read more »

Drafts and process

I finally started cranking out the rough draft of Mosaic this week. I wanted to get a sense of the data before I started writing, and I think that was a good decision, as the material has been churning around in my head quite a bit lately. Consequently, at least parts of the book are easy to write. I’d set a target to be done with 3 chapters by now, and despite st… read more »

Another 10-minute lunch

I wrote here last week that I don’t spend much time meal planning or cooking. But this is not the same thing as surviving on fast food for every meal. It’s a false dichotomy to say that fast cannot be decent, as if the time devoted, by itself, is what makes food healthy or interesting.
So, since I’m cranking out 4000 words daily right now on vari… read more »