We celebrated Izzy’s birthday in the only appropriate way—food and coffee with friends. We worked together at Black Pixel and he quickly became a friend and engineer I really admired and respected. I was really sad when he moved down to San Francisco, but a few years later we are re-united again.
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Had a really good talk with my friend Laura about wanting to stay “home” more (Seattle) but also traveling a lot for work/speaking and being so far away from people we love. A realization we had was that it wasn’t about traveling and exploring to be away from home, but rather expand the grounds in which we call home—to be a citizen of the world. It’ll be nice to be Seattle for a week or two but then it’s back to San Francisco, Portland, and a return to New York City.
At first sight this doesn’t look special, but this is the Clipper card my aunt gave me years ago. It was the first time I flew alone to visit her. She gave me her Clipper Card and always encouraged me to take public transit. She said it’s the best way to be with the people of the world. Since then I have taken public transit as much as I can when traveling around the world.