Category Archives for life

The Tree

I hunted through the cabinets where I’ve stored the old family photos to find this one this morning. It’s probably my favorite Christmas picture. There are so many things about this picture that I’m haunted by, my mother chief among … Continue reading

25 December 2013 by KF
Categories: family, reflecting

Engage. Disengage. Repeat.

I believe that I have caught myself just this side of a major case of burnout. If that sentence is an exaggeration, it’s not by much. A few friends who had the dubious pleasure of talking with me just after … Continue reading

20 October 2013 by KF
Categories: life, reflecting

On the Working Vacation

As I posted a while back, I’ve been on an extended European trip this summer, beginning with several conferences, followed by a pretty blissful four-week stint in Prague. As week four begins today, and as I see this trip beginning … Continue reading

24 July 2013 by KF
Categories: life, travel, work

Summer 2013

Having wrapped up a whirlwind spring, in which I successfully got through the craziness of buying an apartment in NYC, got myself more or less moved into it, closed down my California office and shipped everything east, and attended a … Continue reading

18 June 2013 by KF
Categories: conferences, travel


I’ve had an on-and-off romance with running for nearly 20 years now. I came to it late; I hated running as a kid, and I avoided it as much as I could in high school. And given that on the … Continue reading

13 April 2013 by KF
Categories: reflecting, running

Feeling My Way Through

I find myself at one of those moments at which everything is great and yet nothing seems to be working exactly right. I’ve got an enormous deadline just ahead — not, alas, the “boy, I’m going to blow that deadline … Continue reading

10 December 2012 by KF
Categories: life, work, writing

Out of the Habit

I find myself lately pretty continually dismayed by the frequency with which I have to acknowledge that I’ve lost my good habits. I’ve gotten out of the habit of writing every morning; I’ve gotten out of the habit of leaving … Continue reading

09 October 2012 by KF
Categories: life, reflecting


Today we’ve got one of those glorious mornings in New York in which you begin to feel the first bits of fall in the air. The sun is up and the temperature and humidity are down. I even saw a … Continue reading

29 August 2012 by KF
Categories: life, reflecting

Time Zones

Though my focus in writing here for the last ten years has mostly been professional, I’ve never tried to pretend that this wasn’t a personal blog. (In fact, I dispute the distinction: my professional life is extremely personal to me, … Continue reading

28 August 2012 by KF
Categories: life, reflecting


Yesterday, as I noted then, was my birthday, and it was one that I was surprised to find myself a bit ambivalent about. I haven’t really felt bad about a birthday in that oh-god-I’m-getting-old kind of way since I turned … Continue reading

24 August 2012 by KF
Categories: life, reflecting

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