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The adventures of 2019

The biggest thing of 2019 was welcoming our little Adam Stanley Joseph into our lives! Throughout the year we’ve got to experience piles of the joys of new parenthood. The newborn snuggle time, reading our childhood favorites with him, adorable baby giggles, the look of happiness when he sees me after work, the on-going process […]

The adventures of 2018

On the face of it, 2018 was a great year for “big ticket” milestones and life changes. We moved to our new home in Castro Valley! We learned we were expecting our first child! I gave three keynotes! Along with speaking at or participating in over a dozen conferences, four of which I was on […]

The adventures of 2017

In 2017, I spent a lot of my free time at home watching TV. I also put on about 15 pounds. In so many ways, 2017 was a terrible year. I watched our country be torn apart by “us vs. them” rhetoric and leadership that has begun dismantling hard-won protections for the most vulnerable members […]

The adventures of 2016

2016 was filled with professional successes and exciting adventures, but also various personal struggles. I exhausted myself finishing two books, navigated some complicated parts of my marriage, experienced my whole team getting laid off from a job we loved, handled an uptick in migraines and a continuing bout of bronchitis, and am still coming to […]

The adventures of 2015

I wasn’t sure what to expect from 2015. Life circumstances meant that I wanted to travel a bit less, which meant being more selective about the conferences I would speak at. At the same time, some amazing opportunities for conferences came up that I couldn’t bring myself to turn down. Meeting new people, visiting countries […]

The adventures of 2014

I had a great year in 2013, highlighted by getting married to MJ and starting a new job that I continue to be really happy with. 2014 ended up being characterized by how much travel I’ve done, and a side trip down having the first surgery of my life. Travel-wise I broke the 100k in-flight […]

The adventures of 2013

I had a great year in 2012, but 2013 was really exceptional. Biggest news, on Sunday April 28th MJ and I were married in a ceremony just outside of Philadelphia! We also hosted a California reception in August. Second biggest news, in January I started my job with HP where I now get to work […]

2012 adventures, onward to 2013!

2012 was quite the adventure! Among other things, I became an aunt for the first time with the birth of my nephew Xavier and was able to go to Maine just after his birth to meet him. I traveled to Portland, Oregon to attend OSCON and accept an O’Reilly Open Source Award for my work […]

Engagement, travel in 2011 and looking on to 2012

The biggest news of 2011 for me was MJ surprising me on July 1st with an absolutely amazing marriage proposal in Sonoma. I still grin ridiculously when I think about what a perfect night and weekend it was. Details and more photos are on our site here: http://www.mjandlyz.com/engagement.shtml But it wasn’t the only exciting thing […]

2010

Philadelphia (from Camden) 2010 began with New Years in Philadelphia with MJ, on his final visit before my move, and our friend Nita. I then had my final weeks in the Philadelphia area. This final Philadelphia winter turned out to be the snowiest winter in recorded history. What a send off! In February my apartment […]