new years resolution update

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Uncategorized
new years resolution update

A few years ago I made the New Years resolution to take a year off drinking. I liked it so much I ended up doing it two years in a row. The sobriety resolution was the first instance I recall where I decided on a resolution and stuck to it, and it gave me the […]

return to montreal

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized
return to montreal

I was filled with anxiety about heading to Montreal just a week after my break up with Matt. I was headed to the annual Python conference, which, including tutorials, the main conference, and the sprints, spans more than a week. I had planned my trip for 7 days and 6 nights, which I expected would […]

my love story ends on the lost horse loop trail in joshua tree

my love story ends on the lost horse loop trail in joshua tree

On March 28, I headed out to Joshua Tree National Park. I wanted to see wildflowers and do a day-long hike. I realized after entering the park that the wildflowers are found in the lower elevations of the park, which was not where I was headed. I settled on the Lost Horse Loop trail, which […]

east peak, mt tamalpais

east peak, mt tamalpais

On the first day of March my partner Matt and I decided to hike up to Mount Tamalpais’ East Peak, the highest point in Marin County at 2,571 feet (784 meters). The hardest part of the hike was deciding ahead of time which route to take. Neither Matt nor I had ever been to the […]

holy jim falls in orange county

holy jim falls in orange county

One year ago in December of 2013, I found myself in the southern part of Orange County, California. Until recently, my impression of Orange County was informed purely by my random adventures there in my teenage years. I had always had this image in my head of Orange County as being very flat and densely […]

2014: highs and lows

Posted by on Dec 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
2014: highs and lows

2014 was the first year in quite awhile that I didn’t go abroad. I stayed local to California almost the entire year with a few side trips to other states, mainly for work. Despite being geographically centered, the year was full of stressful changes as I switched apartments yet again, embarked on a new career, […]

philly’s magic gardens

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in 50 US States, Art, Museums, The east coast
philly’s magic gardens

When I asked my boss in September if I could attend a computer science conference in Philadelphia on the company’s dime, his first reaction after “sure” was “Philly is awesome”. The only time I had visited Philadelphia previously was for just a few hours, in-between catching up with family in New Jersey and hopping on […]

the dream

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in 50 US States, Art, Museums, The east coast
the dream

I spent the first weekend in October in New York City, primarily to attend a wedding. The ceremony, which took place at a mosque in Brooklyn, joined together a California boy and an east coast girl whose family had immigrated from Nigeria. After the bride and groom left town for their honeymoon, I roamed Manhattan […]

The fish

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Philosophy
The fish

This year I chose to spend the majority of my time working on my analytical interests and skills, in the pursuit of both a kick-ass job and my own personal intellectual gratification. But, despite my love of math and science and coding, there’s a part of me that is preoccupied with how rational thinking falls […]