I had some amazing and arguably tasteful artwork that was given to me and created by my great friends on display. I had a full-fledged media studio capable of producing just about any sort of digital content imaginable. It was the best of both worlds. A quiet and peaceful mountain cottage, with blazing fast internet and connectivity, that was only 10 minutes from bougie restaurants and civilization.
It was a damn good home. I heard something recently about the importance of one's room or workspace. Building and designing a room forces you to think about the purpose of that room. It was an ongoing existential exercise. What's important to me? How do I want to spend my life's time? What do I want to produce? What do I need close by to be the most satisfied, content, and productive with my life?
My plan for is to violently break out of that meticulously curated comfort zone. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity and flexibility of my family, I'm now a proper boomerang millennial! They've graciously cleared some space for me to store my gear at their house and I am planning to experiment with a nomadic existence in and beyond! Full-time traveling, both stateside and abroad. I'm in a bizarre and fortunate place right now where I have absolutely nothing connecting me to any particular spot on this planet.
So to me, the logical thing to do to take advantage of that circumstance is to wander. I'm hoping to spend a few weeks or months here and a few weeks or months there. I'm hoping to visit India. I'm thinking about an extended cross-country road trip around springtime. Maybe I'll do a tour! The only definitive plan right now is rambling. So, if you need a travel buddy let me know where in the world to find you and I'll do my best to be there!
Thanks to everyone that inspired this life change and helped make it a reality. Goodbye, house.
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Thanks for all the good times. During early , I was experimenting with video production and vlogging. I had a blast doing this, but producing a weekly vlog was very time consuming and I eventually reached a bit of a learning plateau. One of my favorite parts about vlogging was the opportunity to document memories and adventures from my travels. Two days before leaving on this trip, a high fire danger warning starting making rounds through my neighborhood Facebook group.
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California had yet to see any significant rainfall and strong winds coupled with low humidity were in the forecast. Sure enough, it ended up being the Camp Fire which ravaged the town of Paradise, killing dozens and leaving a trail of ashes in it's wake of destruction.
Flying over the Camp Fire smoke was like rubbernecking a car wreck on the highway. I couldn't take my eyes away from the window and the apocalyptic haze blanketing the upper half of my home state. I'd be lying if I said I didn't recognize this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness, from above, the sheer magnitude of nature's most destructive element. I'd never been to Seattle and it was near the top of my US city bucket list. I was excited about fresh seafood, clear weather, and the opportunity to see a few good friends from the area.
After ditching my bag at the hotel, I walked over to Pike Place Market for some grub. I had a chowder craving and was directed towards Pike Place Chowder. I laughed under my breath as I followed the novelty-long line, trying to make my way to the end. When I finally found it, I noticed Jack's Fish Spot across the way with some fantastic looking live Dungeness crabs out front. I opted to grab a chowder at and it was choice! I kept exploring the market. It was teeming with tourists and locals alike.
All sorts of sights and smells. There was a spectacular florist and many people were carrying lovely flower bouquets. I grabbed a pasta dish at Pasta Casalinga and a spirit-forward whiskey cocktail at Radiator Whiskey. I'd highly recommend anyone to do the same. I used to poke fun at people who went to lots of WordCamps. I'd joke about how they got any work done; now I am one of those people. At the time, I didn't realize how isolating remote work can be.
Camps are an opportunity to get out from behind the computer screen and meet with the people we interact with daily face-to-face. WordCamp Seattle was an amazing camp thanks, no doubt, to the stellar organizing team, volunteers, speakers, and everyone that attended. One of my favorites was Chris Tiezel's session about data responsibility. The talk was about the responsibility developers have to consider unintended consequences of their work. One example explained how the fitness tracking application, Strava, accidentally disclosed the location of a secret military base in the Middle East due to base personnel using Strava and their data subsequently being published on Strava's Global Heatmap.
My new favorite WordCamp story happened after a slightly-rowdy group dinner.
We were at an Italian restaurant on a third floor. On our way out, we saw, through a window, flashing lights and tons of people dancing in the building across the way. We made our way over and discovered the party was happening on the third floor of a hotel. I know how to play the game, but I've never been good at sneaking into places.
Not knowing how to make our way from the lobby to the party upstairs, I walked into the hotel lobby like I owned the place, casually walked up to the concierge and said something this…. We met some new friends at the bar earlier and they mentioned they were hosting a party here. We didn't catch their name, but they invited us to join them and I was wondering if you could please point us in the right direction? The woman gave me a long and suspicious look. We decided to call it an evening and go our separate ways, but, around this time, we noticed we were missing one from our group.
We did our best to find our friend, but we couldn't contact him. His colleague assured us he would be okay, so we left it at that. The next day, we found out he had snuck off to the use the restroom in the hotel lobby. He came out to find we were all gone and assumed we'd gone upstairs.
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Naturally, he made his way up to the party and did a few dances before he realized we weren't there and he was the oldest person in the room beside a few chaperones. The next stop on my itinerary was a visit with my grandparents who live on an island in the San Juan Island chain. I decided to stay on the mainland in Anacortes, then wake up early and take a ferry out for a day trip to the island. I was hoping to find some hiking, but Deception Pass was more of a drive-through, enjoy-the-view sort of park. My Grandma warned me that Anacortes wasn't her favorite place to spend a night, so I didn't expect to find anything spectacular in terms of motels and lodging.
As I was browsing Airbnb, I found a stunning in-law cottage on a bluff directly above the Pacific Ocean.
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Not only did the view look amazing, but the price was right also! What I found when I got there was by far and away the nicest Airbnb I've ever stayed at. These kids really reacted to his presence. Many have lived their entire lives in the hospital. Seeing how appreciative they were for him made him realize that he should be more appreciative for his life.
He was starting to grow and gain new insights to who he was and whats is really important in life. There was a healing process that was taken place both to the children and to Robby. Robby was starting to learn what the concept of unconditional love meant. The film crew decided that this would be the theme of the tour. As the crew continued skating across the country the crew decided to interview people and ask what they thing about the idea of unconditional love. The tour quickly changed from a rock n roll tour to one with a mission to use entertainment as the means to promote the concept of people being kind to people once again.
The idea became lets skate to Hollywood and get the entertainment producers to pay attention to the idea of providing positive entertainment, and less sex and violence. Maybe if Hollywood could use its world wide influence and promote the concept of people being kind to one another again, with the expectations of nothing in return, maybe the world could become a much more compassionate and who knows, maybe it could be the start to having world peace.
When Robby got to Hollywood, he received much attention and fanfare.
- Gerechtigkeit: Wie wir das Richtige tun (German Edition)?
- The Curse Chronicles?
- Assembly of The Gods;
Quickly it seemed as if many doors were about to open for him. Hire a full-time research associate. Fund research to evaluate the long-term consequences of chemotherapy on the heart, and to identify ways to prevent heart damage. Shotgun Start - Noon. Lunch on Course.
Reception - p. Avon High School Jazz Ensemble.
Dinner - p. Awarding of the RBO Trophy. July 9, Here he talks about why he chose pediatric cancer as a profession, and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children's. They say people come into our lives for a reason. Their purpose may be to teach us, guide us or even to test us.
Like a big brother showing his younger sibling how to navigate through a challenging situation, Robby guided Hunter through the fight for his life. The RBO. The 4th Annual.