A New Take On Thanksgiving

A New Take On Thanksgiving

I’ve always know that “the first Thanksgiving” wasn’t really anything like what I was taught in grade school. I even suspected that very different, or maybe never happened. Maybe they fought. I didn’t know. It was long ago. I’ve long been aware of the crimes of White People in history, but there’s nothing I can…

Renaissance Faire 2022

Renaissance Faire 2022

In Holly Michigan they have a Renaissance Faire that runs from August to October every year. It only operates on the weekends, but that’s still quite a span of time. It’s crazy hot in August, and delightfully cool in October. There are lots of acts, food, and stores. And the costumes! It’s very rare to…

WordCamp US in San Diego

WordCamp US in San Diego

WordCamp US 2022 was in San Diego this year. The last several WordCamps US have had three co-lead organizers. This year Cate was one of them. She and her team worked very very hard for about 8 months, overcoming crazy obstacles that no-one expected, and in the end pulled off a great event. It had…

Topher’s Trip To Barcelona

Topher’s Trip To Barcelona

Cate’s team at work is spread out over the world, so when they decided to do a team meetup they decided on the relatively central location of Barcelona, Spain. Originally we were told that while i obviously could travel to Spain if I wanted to, it would be better if I didn’t stay with Cate,…

A New Job For Topher

A New Job For Topher

Two weeks ago I was let go from Camber. I was really encouraged by the number of people that came forward and suggested jobs they knew were available, or outright asked me to apply for openings they had. Much love to the WordPress community. One was from Rob Howard at Howard Development and Consulting. He…

Looking For A New Job

Looking For A New Job

This last Thursday I was let go from Camber Creative and I’m not sad about it. Let me be clear, Camber is a fantastic company, and everyone who works there is a delight. They have great policies, the pay is great, etc. They were also good to me in ways no employee has a right…

A New Place To Live

A New Place To Live

As I mentioned in my last post Cate got a new job at Automattic. She asked for some stability for a while, which meant not living in Agnes full time. As it turns out, Agnes is hard to get parts for, so it’s still in the shop anyway. All that said, the girls still wanted…

Pivot!

Pivot!

In my last post about our life’s adventures I mentioned we were going to spend the winter in a cabin up north. We’ve decided not to do that. There were a plethora of reasons, and it just makes sense to stay here until spring. Cate accepted a job at Automattic, and could use some months…