Goodbye San Diego, Hello Seattle

If you’re only following our blog and not Facebook, you might have missed that Rachel has a new job as the VP and GM of Bible Gateway. She was offered the job about a month ago and started last week. She’ll post more about the job when she can, but for now the main point is that the job is in Seattle. Meaning, we moved.

Yup, we moved. Again. The movers emptied our house in San Diego on Thursday and we flew up to Seattle yesterday. We’re staying in a hotel in Queen Ann for the next few days while we wait for our stuff to arrive. We have rented a nice house in West Seattle with plenty of room for guests, so let us know when you need a rain soaked, gray and chilly vacation! I know you prefer to visit us in San Diego, but we all know that it is our sunny faces that you want to visit, not the place we live, right? Right? Hello?

As If

We went for an ultrasound last week and they measured the babies to get an approximate weight. The estimate is that each baby is now around three pounds, so really Rachel is now carrying around 6 pounds worth of baby and another pound for the second placenta. That means that she’s carrying 7 pounds, or the equivalent of a full term baby. Of course she’s only 3/4 of the way through at 30 weeks, and has another 10 weeks and the babies doubling in weight to go. As you can imagine it’s getting really hard for her to get around, so she’s decided to work from home starting at the end of this month.


I appears that we have been delinquent in updating what’s up for some time now. For shame! Here’s what’s been happening in the past few months. Rachel has been working and I’ve been looking for work. I had an opportunity with a company out of Chicago, but that fell through, so I’m back on the prowl. I’ve been writing during this time I have and I’ve made progress on the two books I’m working on. One is nonfiction and one is the historical fiction book that I’ve been working on for 10 years.

I’ve also started up my blog again about American society at, and I’ve stared an online store for T-shirts and stuff called Our Friend John Shore, who’s written a bunch of liberal Christian books, has asked me to be a guest writer on his blog. I wrote a piece for him yesterday, and his feedback was great. It’ll be interesting to see what his readers think in the comments.

Also, Rachel’s boss and one of her clients are looking to create a technology start-up and they want to interview me to be the CEO. I don’t know what their idea is yet, or if it’s something that I want to do, but it’s a great opportunity, so I can’t wait to find out more.

Our stuff from Richmond is coming on Monday, so next week will be a busy week of getting our shit organized and cleaned up. I rented a little storage unit in the building, because I think we’re only going to unpack some of the stuff and put most of it in storage since we’re going to be moving again next summer. No point in unpacking and repacking it all so soon. We’re doing fine now without it all.

David in San Diego Too

David’s in San Diego now too!!  Finally!  After celebrating an absolutely lovely Passover in Denver with Lynn, Tzvi, Stan, Bernice and clan, David and Rachel returned to San Diego together.  David has spent all his available time building IKEA furniture (finally, we have a bed!) and dealing with the bankruptcy proceedings.  But all is well, and being together makes everything better.  Rachel’s job continues to go well, and once the Ikea furniture is all built and the bankruptcy papers delivered, David is going to settle down and finish writing his book for a while.  Should be fun, and a wonderful accomplishment once he’s finished.  Woohoo!