Home Free

It's been a crazy few days with Hannah in the city. We've toured art galleries, museums, and colleges, eaten all the best food in DC, and made memories that will last forever. Now she's on her way home to Texas, and I'm starting a new job and hustling the last couple of weeks before my …

Hannah at the Hirshhorn

Yesterday and today have been all about art. We've explored the National Museum of African Art, the Renwick Gallery, the Hirshhorn (my personal favorite) and, today, the National Gallery of Art and its East Building. Below are some of our favorite photos and exhibits. We began at the Renwick Gallery, a small museum right next …

Sarah and Hannah Take DC

After our family reunion in Connecticut, my mom flew back to Texas and my little sister Hannah took the bus down to DC with me. The plan is to look at some colleges, but I also want to have some fun and show her what independence in a big city looks like. (Hannah's sitting next …

Looking Back: My Dinner with Mo

One of the highlights of our time in Tanzania was the opportunity to have dinner with the youngest billionaire in Africa, Mohammed Dewji. A graduate of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Mr. Dewji (or Mo, as he asked to be called) transformed his father's company into a $1.3 billion conglomerate with interests in manufacturing, …

On My Bookshelf – How Music Works

I grew up listening to David Byrne. When I was six or seven, my dad would put on Stop Making Sense, queue up "Take Me To The River," and dance and sing wildly to the rhythmic jam. Byrne's willingness to collaborate with everyone from Brian Eno to St. Vincent to Thievery Corporation to Arcade Fire makes him …

Reconnecting in Connecticut

This weekend involved a lot of travel, as my mom's extended family converged in Connecticut for our semi-annual family reunion. We've lived all across the country - in California, Colorado, Texas, Seattle, Brooklyn - and over the past few years, the location of our reunion has changed, but we try to meet up at least …