Life Without Things

I am in Costa Rica, in the middle of a month-long stay, and I wanted to write a bit about my experience so far with the lack of “stuff” in my life.  I am renting a house on the beach at the very end of a long “road” that runs along the beach.  The house is great, but doesn’t have air conditioning (or heat), window shades, indoor showers, a dish washer, an oven, a disposal, a TV, a stereo, or any of the 10,000 items and appliances that I have at home. It’s a large open concrete and wood structure on […]

By | 2017-03-04T18:54:30+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Life Skills, Travel|2 Comments


Emma and I recently took a trip to London and Prague.  I’ve been to London before, although it was many years ago, but this was my first time in Prague (or really anywhere in Central Europe).  I’ve actually wanted to visit Prague for over a decade.  I was actually trying to plan a trip and was looking at flight options when the big flood in 2001 happened and suddenly it was off the menu as a tourist destination for a while.  We ended up with a lot of miles on British Airways as part of a credit card promo, and […]

By | 2017-03-04T18:54:31+00:00 April 30th, 2012|Travel|0 Comments

Los Angeles

I just got back from my first trip to LA. I was there for a week, working the first half, and exploring the second half. Overall it was a great trip! Did some shopping, visited the La Brea Tar Pits, went out to a crazy club night with a burlesque show, walked from the Santa Monica Pier down through Venice Beach, and ate lots of good food.

The Pros:

  • Amazing amazing cars everywhere! I have never seen more Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, BMWs, Mercedes, […]
By | 2017-03-04T18:54:31+00:00 January 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mount Washington Ride 2011

Last year a large group of about 12 motorcycles rode up to Mount Washington from Boston, drove up the mountain, and came home via the Kangamangus Highway (which has got to be one of the best roads in the Northeast.  You can see pictures here: Mount Washington 2010 Photos

This year was a much smaller ride, just three bikes: myself, Christian (which Hannah riding with him) and Alex.  All Ducatis, which was fun.  Having a smaller group was easier in many ways and made the whole day a little more laid back, although I did miss the massive group […]

By | 2011-08-16T05:54:04+00:00 August 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Weekend In Maine

This past weekend I went up to Maine with some friends for a long weekend. It was initially planned as a medium sized group of friends to go up and work on fun, non-day job, coding and development. Unfortunately many people were unable to come at the last minute so it ended up just being three of us. It wasn’t how I had planned it, but it ended up being an absolutely great time anyhow.

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My friend Jon rents a cabin on Sebago lake in Maine over the summer and kindly offered […]

By | 2017-03-04T18:54:32+00:00 June 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment