2018

Look! It’s my annual personal year-end wrap-up post! A reminder: I don’t expect anyone to read this, but the practice of looking back and reflecting is really good for me....

Chicago

We went to Chicago again over Thanksgiving to visit Brad and Amy! I love this little tradition we’ve developed. We brought too many pies, and Brad and Amy made us...

November

Show’s over, folks. And didn’t October do A bang-up job? Crisp breezes, full-throated cries Of migrating geese, low-floating coral moon. Nothing left but fool’s gold in the...

Nervous System

Nervous System is a design studio that makes consumer products designed with generative computer processes. I’ve been a fan for SO long, but lately Jessica Rosenkrantz and her team...

Halloween 2018

We don’t go deep into halloween at our house, but we DO love putting together ridiculous costumes for the kids. (See last year’s Harry Potter theme) This year we’ve...

Kids, These Days

I just watched Felix as he slept for a few minutes and then read this incredibly beautiful essay about death, and having kids. It includes this quote: ...

Baijiu Tasting Event

Recently I convinced the higher-ups at Brand New Box to do a Baijiu Tasting Event, cosponsored with BaijiuReview.com. It was great! I made a slide presentation about baijiu -...

the gentle pursuit of a modest competence

I loved this recent op-ed by Tim Wu, ‘In Praise of Mediocrity.’ It’s a paean to the Hobby - not as an all-consuming passion, not as something that you’re...

Meetings vs Reviews

Everybody loves to complain about meetings, and at Brand New Box we are very intentional about NOT having any more than needed. A quick chat will almost always accomplish something...

Do NOT Touch the Pipes

Once a month at Brand New Box, we take a break from staring at computers and do something to celebrate the achievements of the past month. This month: a factory...