What a game! The 49ers certainly had their chances. Seahawks scored nearly everything off turnovers. I always hate seeing the game lost by a kicker’s mistake. The 3 he made to get them to OT are quickly forgotten after that. Fun to watch though! 🏈

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My wife: “I liked how polite you were interacting with the haircut lady.”

Micah (7yo), with a look of exaggerated patience: “Well, she was polite and interactive with me!”

💮 I’m really excited about my newest project: mentalworkhealth.org. It’s all about helping people create a safe space at work to talk about mental health. I don’t know exactly what shape the project will take, but didn’t want to wait any longer to get started.

What an exciting LSU-Alabama game. The 46-41 score doesn’t reflect how dominant LSU was most of the game. Wish it was more of a blowout to help Utah’s chances. Fun to watch! 🏈

Our 14yo did Model United Nations today for the first time and was the star for part of it. She organized a group of other teens to write and pass a resolution in 40 minutes (which is apparently extremely short). 🌟

Life is much less frightening to me now that I know I have options and don’t just have to do what my brain tells me to.

For me, sticking with something has never been the issue. Sticking with something without becoming rigid? Now, that can truly be hard.

Fantastic approach to the bathrooms at Taqueria 27. And great illustration of the inclusivity good design can foster.

Non-gendered bathroom sign

Likely to have “Chopsticks” in my head all day. Each time I hear it, I grin, thinking of my 12yo and 10yo trying to figure out a duet together. I mean, is there anything better as a parent?

We had a lovely dinner with extended family today to celebrate our daughter Arwen’s blessing (like a christening). Nothing fancy—scone tacos and fruit kabobs. Such a great time with people we love.

😂 Tooth fairy

Micah (7yo): “If I get my tooth out, I’ll get like a dollar. That’s what I’ve been getting for the last ones.” Me: “What if you get 10¢?” Micah: “Then I would be so mad. I would just leave a little bomb under there that would… What time does the tooth fairy come?” Me: “You never know.” Micah: “Ugh. Then I would just set it to go off in the morning.

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💮 I had a hard time sleeping last night, and kept thinking about what mark I want to leave on the world. After my family, I feel like the best thing I can do right now is to increase awareness and decrease stigma of mental health, especially in the workplace.

💮 The key to recovery is progress. Ask yourself every day, “What can I do that is hard today?” Keep working towards your goals.

This is something I want to write more about soon that has been on my mind lately.

⚾️ Congrats to the Washington Nationals! First World Series won as a franchise, and first time the road team has won every game in a postseason final.

After spending the last few days recovering from hernia surgery by laying around watching shows, I’m reminded how doing nothing for too long can make you feel like shit. 🤕

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7yo went into the bathroom with his cookies, after asking for books to be slid under the door. As he went in the bathroom, he let out a curdling scream. When he came out, we asked, “Was there a fly?”

“Hashtag a million fruit flies. And there was a fly.”