Alive and Well

Just over a month has passed since election night. Sitting next to my son reading him a bedtime story is a pleasure that rarely happened while travelling over 25,000 miles campaigning in Utah. Doing it now makes the past two years seem like a faded dream.

A relaxing Thanksgiving trip to a beach in Costa Rica helped clean the slate. About the most notable thing that happened between attempting to surf, fish tacos, and sleep was seeing luminescent bugs for the first time in my life. I was emptying the garbage one night and had a hard time digesting why there were blinking Christmas lights over the small hill behind the can.

Right now I’m catching up on emptying the detritus of my life and trying to archive the rest. It is slow digging.

Being a candidate also presented many opportunities where it was apparent the government was failing in a spectacular fashion. I didn’t even have a chance to lick my wounds from the door that just slammed shut before another door opened before me. This new opportunity is equally exciting, but not public. However, if you’ve got a couple million kicking around, I’d be happy to give you a preview.

8 thoughts on “Alive and Well

  1. Glad to hear you’re back in town.
    I hope your holidays are calm and restful.

    If your emptying of the detritus is anything like the hard drive organizing I’m trying to do right now, then I wish you the best of luck.

    Thanks again, Pete.

  2. I remember the first time I saw fireflies while I was going to school in Virginia: I stopped and sat on the lawn in front of my dorm in awe. People would stop and ask what in the heck I was doing and I tried to explain how beautiful I thought their odd green-glowing mid-air dance was. I guess most of my schoolmates had grown up with the bugs, because after that I was known as the firefly dude.

  3. Pete,

    Good to have you back in town. Speaking of fireflies, here is a website for you to show that even the most simple of ideas can prove to be some of the most elegant, beautiful translations of memories rendered in silico.

    As to your new project, can’t wait to hear about it.

  4. Pete,

    Is great to hear from you again. I am glad that you and your family had a restful month since the election.

    It sounds like you have a new gig in the works, and I can’t wait to see what it is.

    Oh yeah, the first time I saw fireflies was when I lived in the Philly area. They are cool bugs.


  5. One this I really miss from living down south is the fireflies. I’m glad you got to see them!

    I really can’t wait to hear what this next opportunity is, I’m guessing that when you said it’s not public, you mean that it’s not public “yet”? When do we get to hear about it!?

  6. Where I’m from (Montgomery, AL), we call ’em lightning bugs. I remember chasing them on the front yard when I was a kid.

    You earned that vacation you took. From the sounds of things, you’ll need that R&R for whatever this big secret project is that you’ve got going on.

  7. Welcome home.

    I grew up in Georgia where we used to capture “lightnin’ bugs” and put dozens into Mason Jars until it was time to go in for the evening.

    Can’t wait to hear about your new project.

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