One of our corporate clients just e-mailed to give us his “highest praise.” He said that he is most pleased because our work is memorable. In a good way. That’s a huge compliment in the competitive consulting/freelancing arena we live in.
It’s also a nice affirmation to receive while we’re on the road and in some tough-to-get-work-done situations. Like now, when we’re on the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Read more
I knew it pretty much the second my eyes flew open. Something was off.
That “something” turned out to be the start of the day – it was way off. A work day. More specifically, a Monday that was now starting over two hours later than expected. And the realizations didn’t get any brighter. Moments after my eyes popped open, my brain shifted from “oh no, what time is it” mode to “what do I do to make my head stop hurting and my brain start working” mode. Read more
I don’t know what gets more of a reaction – telling people we are car free or telling people we aren’t on Facebook (well, actually, weren’t on Facebook).
In truth, those are just a couple of the things, minor things actually, that prompt the crinkled brow in people. We happen to get that befuddled look – the same one people often get when looking at unusual art – a lot. We see it as a good sign because it usually means we’re on the right track. Read more
We can work from anywhere. And do. We’re gearing up for our annual camping extravaganza, so working virtually gets very tricky. We wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Confession. We’ve both had jobs (more than one) that we’ve 1) had no passion for and 2) had no real talent or natural strengths for. We’re smart guys, though, so – like many, many people – we whipped out our “grin-and-bear-it” abilities and performed well despite the duties, if only to go home at night dreading the next day.
Friday evening’s were heaven; Sunday evenings were hell. It felt crappy. Read more
Last Thursday morning, the upcoming week was looking very ordinary. Our big goal was to bust out a lot of work in order to have things in tip-top condition before taking off for over a month of awesome travel. Easy.
That quickly changed when – on that Thursday afternoon – we got an irresistible offer and decided to bolt down to Los Angeles for a long weekend. It was time to, once again, put on our last-minute-travel-expert hats. Read more
Here’s the scene. We’re on a relentlessly rocking ship (see last week’s post), heading across the treacherous Drake Passage as we make our way from Antarctica back to South America and then (finally) home to Seattle. Visiting Antarctica was the capstone experience of this journey, bookending several months of volunteering and exploring in the Southern Hemisphere.
It was now time to head home. Ugh. A blurb from our journal: Read more