Current Covid Situation In The Philippines

Remember back when we used to think that in the future, we’d finally be rid of COVID and get back to normal? Those were the good old days. Now, we look at COVID like it’s the flu or the common cold. You don’t want to get it, but you’ll get it sooner or later. When you...

How We Overcomplicate OFS

I’m the type of person who asks for forgiveness rather than for permission. I tend to jump in, before I know exactly how to make it work. I rarely read instructions. These were all good things helping me figure out how to outsource to OFS. There was no manual...

The Naming System In The Philippines

A few of you will remember this photo: It’s from when my 3rd baby was born.  The baby who gave my wife pre-eclampsia and caused “strict bedrest” for my wife. The baby who set me on a path to work 17 hours/week for the past 12 years. The baby who...

How We Deal With Holidays And Paid Time Off

I’m all about family time. And, if I can include family time with friend time, even better. That’s one of the reasons I love Lake Powell. I just got back from a week at Lake Powell, where we taught a bunch of little girls how to braid hair, and how to...

Follow Up On Traditional Filipino Breakfast

Wow, I didn’t really expect a lot of people to respond to a newsletter about breakfast. I’m not super passionate about food. For me, food is fuel. I eat to keep myself healthy. My wife says I don’t have a “relationship with food”.  It’s just...