We Got a Cat

Warm welcomes from Mexico City. I have a Christmas trip to see my family in the Bay Area next month, but otherwise I plan to be here for the remainder of the year. I really enjoy November-January as the pace slows, but also preparing for a transformative start to the coming year. The weather has …

Happy Halloween

I’m currently sitting outside Chiquito Cafe in Mexico City. A warm spell has rolled in. It’s 75 degrees fahrenheit (24 degrees for my non-American readers) for the foreseeable future. My second coffee beverage, perhaps unneeded at this moment, tastes delicious. I’ve been away from this blog for a month as usual. Just as I ran …

Fall in CDMX

The weather here is cooling down in the evening, although there are less rainy nights (not including the past week for some reason). I’ve been watching far too much college football, even for me, but this past and current season is the best my University team (Michigan) has been in decades. I’m a contrarian, and …

Italy and Back to CDMX

I got back to Mexico City six days ago after a trip to Italy. It was an idyllic trip, pretty much what you would imagine as a traditional Italian vacation. Amazing meals overloaded with as much cured meat and cheese appetizers as you could handle, followed by delicious truffle-laden pasta courses, and somehow finding room …

Leaving for Italy

Tomorrow I’m flying to Rome, and then driving a few hours north to Umbria. I’m excited to meet up with Johanna in Rome first (she’s been in Sweden the past few weeks), and then we’re staying with my friends Andrea, his wife Dasha, and some friends of theirs in the countryside. I haven’t been to …

Cabo

My birthday celebrations continued in Los Cabos as my friend Jeff planned a trip for our friends.  I’m not big on celebrating my birthday, so having essentially a week-long celebration was a little weird, but I’m grateful to be able to use it as an excuse to hang out with friends. As I get older …

Turning 40

Last Friday was my birthday, and it was a big one numerically.  I considered not wanting to reveal my new age in the title out of a sense of sounding old for the first time.  Age, the significance of a new decade, etc. are all constructs and arbitrary, but it’s hard to shake random beliefs …

A Month of Work

I’ve been on yet another extended hiatus from my blog.  Today (Sunday) and yesterday are the first days I haven’t worked until exhaustion on my latest trading project in the past month.  Fortunately I’m coming down from the manic work phase, and have only a moderate amount this week left to do.  I hate being …

May

Thanks to one of my new fans (M) I got some peer pressure to write this today.  It’s been a quiet week with lots of introspection.  Johanna went to Sweden to see her friends and family, and my friend/quasi-roommate Ari went to LA.  I’m in one of the largest cities in the world, so I …

Spring

As usual, it’s been far too long.  It feels good to publish some words again.  I’m in Mexico City at the moment still, and life has been good here.  The weather has been perfect for months, I’ve been having friends perpetually visit, and I managed to finish up my latest batch of trading projects. This …