Interesting Person Fund

I recently came across an idea-packed article on creativity rituals, which included everything from naps to bar brainstorming to frequent vacations (yes yes and yes!). They also mentioned something called an “interesting people fund,” the idea of which was taken from an interview with entrepreneur and author Ben Casnocha: By pre-committing time and money to meeting interesting … More Interesting Person Fund

Top 10: Seattle Places to “Work from Home”

You probably know that Seattle is a coffee town. But you might not know that hordes of nomadic workers use its cozy, caffeinated haunts as offices. Whether you’re a fellow Seattle freelancer (like me), a local looking for a good place to read the day away, or just someone daydreaming about Seattle coffee culture, this Top 10 list … More Top 10: Seattle Places to “Work from Home”

One Night in Bangkok

For our honeymoon—well, technically our second one, but that’s another story—Ryan and I went to Thailand. It was a completely foreign experience outside of either of our comfort zones, and yet it remains one of our most memorable travel experience to this day. I’d even say it was one of our favorites because of that. … More One Night in Bangkok

Road Construction

No, not the ear-splitting, orange-flashing, rage-inducing kind of road construction. Roads made out of construction paper, silly. This kids’ activity is quick, cheap, and fun … plus you cover a bunch of great early learning basics. (See “The 4 Pillars of Play” for more info.)

Nostalgia

Nostalgia: pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past. Where is your most nostalgic place? For me, it would definitely be my childhood home. Because before it was my home, it was my dad’s… and his brothers’… and my grandparents’. My first memory on RR 66 includes a hazy, toddler-height view of my … More Nostalgia

Sevilla

On a dreary Seattle day, I escape to memories of Sevilla. Watercolor corridors, geometric plazas, the smell of orange trees, hamhocks in windows, the distant clap-clack of the Flamenco … Never been? I have one word for you: GO. Here’s what you need to know.