And there goes the summer…

A bit of a quiet week for us in Boston, although quite busy for most others with the Labor Day Holiday signaling the end of summer. I started the week back at the Artisan’s Asylum meeting with their courses director to get my new class scheduled and on the books. I will be teaching an Introduction to Onshape class – here is a direct link. Pretty excited about the new class, and look forward to teaching it when it begins in a few weeks.

Following the vein of learning and teaching, I’ve just started an edX class titled MITx:16.00x: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Aeronautics and Human Spaceflight. This is the online version of an actual class taught at MIT by former Astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The online class is free from edX, and I’m pretty excited to be able to take this course.

I’m making another hard push to find work at an architecture firm, having spent most of the Labor Day Holiday brushing up my cover letter and resume. My friends Olga and Dan are going to make introductions to some new firms this week, and I am eager to get some traction with one or more of the firms we have discussed. Hopefully I will have more about this to discuss next week.

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Some beds you never outgrow.

Ashleigh and I spent Friday in Manhattan. We took Amtrak from South Station in Boston to New York Penn Station. The trip is quite pleasant, only a few hours with nice big seats and free wifi. I was able to get some work done on the way over while Ashleigh read. We spent the day walking around Central Park; it was quite a gorgeous summer afternoon in the city. For lunch we headed to one of my favorite Manhattan establishments, the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. I love sitting at the counter eating oysters and having a nice cold beer. Always perfect. We ended the day with haircuts from our good friend, Kirin, who works at Rudy’s Barber on 29th St – not far from Penn Station. Kirin used to cut our hair in Phoenix, so it was nice to get one last haircut from her while we were in town.

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Ash in Central Park

We ventured out into Boston on Saturday evening, having cocktails at The Last Hurrah before enjoying some appetizers at Ward 8 in the North End. Ward 8 had some delicious Pork Buns and Cheesesteak Dumplings. We then headed to 4 Winds for a nightcap before returning home for the evening.

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I love the Grand Central Oyster Bar.

The rest of the weekend was spent at home being lazy. We are traveling again this week, heading to Chicago for the wedding of our good friends Chris and Jackie. Looking forward to seeing them and enjoying Chicago for the weekend.

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