Hard Times
& Tears

All about the life and times of Alissa, Erik, Bradley & co.

In less than a month we’ll be calling Bedford home!

"It’s time to shit or shut the fuck up."
Alissa, my wife (of two years as of today).

I made this card for Alissa’s 30th birthday. There’s a cryptogram and a fold-in. It took her months to figure it out.

We bought this terrific wood chair with the MIT Seal on the back at the MIT Furniture Exchange. It is possibly the most comfortable wood chair ever.

We bought this terrific wood chair with the MIT Seal on the back at the MIT Furniture Exchange. It is possibly the most comfortable wood chair ever.

D. Puggs and Diss Myst in the house!

D. Puggs and Diss Myst in the house!

Bradley and I are playing weiqi while Athena sleeps in my arms.

Bradley and I are playing weiqi while Athena sleeps in my arms.

Athena’s first drawing! drawn on the iPad in Adobe Ideas.

Athena’s first drawing! drawn on the iPad in Adobe Ideas.

Our new place has a deck in the back. On the deck is a large mark where nails were resting. So far it is one of my favorite things about the home.

Our new place has a deck in the back. On the deck is a large mark where nails were resting. So far it is one of my favorite things about the home.

Bathroom skylight.

Our new home – the one we moved into the same exact moment Athena was born – is an old home that was gutted and rebuilt. We rent I am unable to make big changes and so I am trying to find details that are wabi sabi-ish and cultivate mindfulness. The skylight gives a peek at the neighbors tree.

Bathroom skylight.

Our new home – the one we moved into the same exact moment Athena was born – is an old home that was gutted and rebuilt. We rent I am unable to make big changes and so I am trying to find details that are wabi sabi-ish and cultivate mindfulness. The skylight gives a peek at the neighbors tree.

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