“Dad, the light in our upstairs bathroom just went off,” Grey whispered fiercely. I froze. My heart did a funny skip. I could feel the hairs on the back of my neck bristle and tingle. It was late evening and dark. We had just exited the car after parking against our curb. Nora and Pippa […]
Archives for May 2017
What Is the Cost of a Long Commute?
When is a long commute worth it? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself ever since I took a job in Annapolis, 33 miles from home. That’s 24 miles more (one way) than my previous job in Baltimore. I wasn’t looking for a job that far away, it’s just what happened when I got aggressive […]
8 Lessons from Two Sweaty Years of Being a Badminton Dad
I tell people I’m the Richard Williams of the badminton world, with a few little 🙂 differences: I got started later. Richard started teaching tennis to Venus and sister Serena when they were 4 years old. I started with Pippa in 2015, when she was 14. I’m a little less serious. Pippa will never travel […]
One Can’t-Miss Strategy for Landing Your Next Good-Paying Job
I have one piece of advice to anyone looking for a job: Don’t Do What Everyone Else is Doing. This applies to your first job or your 10th. An entry-level job or a senior management position. A summer internship or a Christmas-season job. This advice is related to the conventional wisdom that you are more […]