Finished reading: Ascension by Nicholas Binge 📚

Enjoyed this. Had similar themes to The Three-Body Problem. Could very easily see a film adaptation of this. Lots of interesting themes on the intersection of science and religion. 3.5 ⭐️

Finished reading: Foundation by Isaac Asimov 📚

I’ve read this before but started watching the show and couldn’t remember the details so decided to re-read it. The book gets five stars. The show gets 2 stars. 😞

Finished reading: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu 📚

Really enjoyed this. Didn’t realize it was a series when I started though. Whoops! Also didn’t know there’s a Netflix adaptation in the works. Bonus!

Finished reading: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 📚

This was somewhat “bro-ish” at times, but in the end it proved to be a somewhat sweet story. I also enjoyed the history that was interwoven through it.

My daughter got us on the list to tour the White House today!

Not everyone knows that my dad was a first responder to 9/11. Yesterday, I found this picture of him at ground zero that I hadn’t seen before.

Shopping at Costco feels like shopping on Black Friday, every single time. Why is it always so crazy???

Two and a half years later, it’s still treason.

My daughter accidentally left this in her car during the hot days a few weeks ago. I just found it. 😬

Some random shots from the Street of Dreams today. Pretty amazing homes.

It seems unjust to be sick in the summer, especially on a weekend. Throw in beautiful weather and I’m now feeling like I’m being punished for something…

Was down at the Mississippi Street fair and everybody started running because some guy got stabbed a little ways up from us. Decided to quickly leave. But on the way back, had to duck behind a car as about thirty shots were fired a half a block from us. Home now, thankfully. World has gone crazy.

We planted this tree at my dad’s farm when we got married.

Threads is a strange place for me right now. It’s an unexpected convergence of my non-overlapping social graphs ( + Instagram + Twitter + LinkedIn)

Looking forward to getting cross-posting at some point.

Until then, I’m here and there:

Monday will be an official day of mourning in Portland. 🏀😭