Weekend in Charlottesville

This weekend Katie and I sneaked off for a brief trip to Charlottesville, Virginia. I hadn’t been to Charlottesville since looking at colleges 20 years ago; some things have stayed the same but much has changed as well. Charlottesville is now full of farm-to-table restaurants and posh gastropubs. While much of the city was closedContinue reading “Weekend in Charlottesville”

Weekend Getaway to Abingdon, VA

This weekend I spirited Katie away on a surprise trip to Abingdon, Virginia. She has been working hard on her master’s thesis so deserves a little R&R – even if I have to impose it on her! We stayed at the Martha Washington Inn, which began in the 19th century as a women’s boarding schoolContinue reading “Weekend Getaway to Abingdon, VA”

Poken is encroaching on US soil!

One of my coworkers attended SXSW in Austin last week and inadvertently made a big splash for Poken. We found ourselves on the front page of techcrunch, on many US blog sites, and . . . on NPR!!! Our site traffic has doubled since then and we have completely sold out on every continent (LastContinue reading “Poken is encroaching on US soil!”