#89: Ben – Train to teach a technical course

I’ve been writing software professionally for almost 15 years now, but it’s just in the last few that people have started seeking me out for my knowledge. In 2015 I wrote a deep technical dive on a specific problem with Kubernetes (a software system that turns lots of small computers into one big one). This […]

#89: Ben – Teach a Class

I enjoy teaching. So when Susan Conant from O’Reilly Media contact me about teaching a course on Python, I only had to make sure the dates weren’t already taken. This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Here’s the full list. Click on the photos for a closer look! Last year I recorded a course on this exact […]

#74: Heathman Hotel High Tea

We love Tea. It’s one of our favorite Things to add to our list every year. This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Here’s the full list. Historically, the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland has always done a proper British tea service, but in the last year management of Headwaters passed to Vitaly Paley, whose […]

#46: Afternoon Tea

It’s important to always keep your eyes open for opportunities for adventure. And tea. If you only open your eyes, there’s tea everywhere. This is part of our 100 Things in 2016 challenge. Here’s the full list. We were staying in downtown Florence for a few days, and discovered this little gem of a tea […]

#34: Japanese Tea Garden

This is part of our 100 Things in 2015 challenge. Here’s the full list. We didn’t exactly stumble on Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden, so much as we thought of it as yet another reason to visit Golden Gate Park. But it was a lovely find nonetheless; we wandered the peaceful paths, enjoyed the […]

#65: Teach Something at CLASS Academy

This is part of our 100 Things in 2014 challenge. Here’s the full list. Today was Engineering Day at Class Academy, and the faculty invited parents to come in and do a project with the kids. We happened to be in Lucy’s classroom, and after a short lesson on Newton’s third law, we made rockets […]

#16: Surprise trip planned by Ben – Cancun

In our family, Becky is the primary adventure planner. She’s so good at it, but it’s also hard work, so every year she challenges me to step into her shoes and plan an adventure for the two of us. This year we went to Cancun. This is part of our 100 Things in 2018 challenge. […]

#44: Will – Join a D&D Group

As someone who played Dungeons and Dragons in my middle-school years, it warmed my heart to see Will make it his own. This is part of our 100 Things in 2018 challenge. Make sure to click on the photos! Lucy has been attending the Tuesday game night at our local library branch with her friends […]

#80: New School for Will

Will was discharged from Sandhill in July, and we wanted to make sure he had a nice, gentle landing when it came to school. Going from a classroom with four adults and 12 kids to the local public school with 800 kids and 30-student classrooms wasn’t going to be an easy transition, so we (Becky) […]