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Are We There Yet?


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Are We There Yet? vol. 72

One of the joys of coming out of the pandemic is that we all get to dine out again. At times, though, especially on the Open Table app, I’m overwhelmed by the number of restaurant choices as well as the number of menu options at each restaurant.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 71

Last night, my wife and I joined a group of friends for a concert at Wolf Trap. For those of you not familiar with the DC area, Wolf Trap is formally known as Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. It is located on 130 acres in Fairfax County, Virginia and we had lawn seats for the performance by Amos Lee.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 70

After reading one of my weekly musings, one of our clients sent me the book, Dedicated, written by her son, Pete Davis. Pete co-founded the Democracy Policy Network and also co-founded Getaway, a company that provides simple, unplugged escapes to tiny cabins outside of major cities. I read his book this week and was struck by a number of inspiring and intriguing thoughts that I want to share.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 69

On Sunday, our family went to our first church service inside the church since March 2020. After the service, many of our fellow congregants noted that they thought we were a new family because they didn’t recognize our kids. My sons have grown 8 to 10 inches in the past 16 months. When I got home, my wife and I were remarking, with fond recollection, about how much our family had changed over the years and sometimes how we miss those times.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 68

This past week, I was fortunate to have been on holiday on a Covid-delayed trip to Belize. Travelling was different with mask and testing requirements, but it was nice to take some time to refresh and reflect.

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Are We There Yet? vol. 67

In an article in Inc. magazine, Jessica Stillman writes about time management and quotes author Oliver Burkeman “You almost certainly can’t consistently do the kind of work that demands serious mental focus for more than three or four hours a day.” This was news to me having spent careers surrounded by colleagues, peers and clients who seem to work a lot more than 4 hours a day.

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