From five years ago. What a great place, with awesome people. 

I’d like to retire to Sea Ranch one day. Of course, I would also like to retire to the desert. And, the mountains. 


It is truly a privilege to live by what I call the “no asshole” rule. I don’t do business with assholes. I don’t care how much money they are offering me, or what project. Life is too short. Quality of life is important. I’m fortunate to collaborate with a lot of people who I respect and like, and I’d like to keep it that way.

—Anthony Bourdain

week 2

I'm exhausted, but in a good way. I have just finished my first week of the doctorate of education program, and I cannot recall a time when I was asked to read so much material. The synthesizing and the writing, have also been mentally taxing. 

Someone asked why I would ever want to subject myself to something like this. The only answer I can give is that I am doing it for me. And, I also explain that it is similar to a strenuous physical workout...one in which you don't think you'll finish, but you feel good once it is complete. 

Yes, it is only week one of a three year program. It has been a bear. Finding the right tempo, or readjusting my study habits has been a challenge. I know I will have to give up a lot of my leisure time. However, I am making something. I am making something for myself. And, I keep reminding myself of that feeling at the finish line, no matter how far away it might be.