We had a great time on our annual vacation in the Outer Banks, NC, with friends and family! And we were not the only ones as you can see in the video my friend Greg shot with his drone early one morning about 300 feet out into the ocean…
Another big milestone to celebrate after becoming U.S. citizen a few weeks ago: I was just promoted to Full Professor at the George Washington University School of Business. It has been quite a journey from getting my PhD in 2005, becoming an Assistant Professor in 2006, moving from the West Coast back to the East Coast in 2010, and getting tenure in 2014.
Looking forward to the freedom but also the responsibilities that this new chapter in my career will bring with it…
Congrats to Sophia & Max for a successful swim season with the Stingrays! Max made it to Divisionals (for breast stroke) and Sophia is a 2018 League All Star (for breast stroke)!
Another great summer-night open-air concert with family & friends at Tarara Winery
After living, studying, and working in the United States since I arrived in Philadelphia almost 15 years ago, today, I became a naturalized citizen of this great country!
Sophia’s off to college again–to join this year’s University of Virginia Summer Enrichment Program. For twelve days, she’ll be living in a student dorm and taking classes on UVA’s campus.
Still can’t believe I had to miss Sophia’s 5th grade promotion ceremony for my Oslo trip–especially since she was selected as a student speaker sharing her reflections on her time at elementary school and the transition to middle school.
So proud of all you have accomplished already, Sophia, and of the person you’ve become!
Congratulations to the “Zombie Dragons” for a successful (and almost undefeated!) Spring soccer season. Sophia came back after a few seasons off and played better than ever!
Another Summer swim season is starting with the South Riding Stingrays!
Today, I hosted a workshop on social networks for Sophia’s FUTURA class at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School. And I have to say that I was more nervous before this workshop than about pretty much any other speaking engagement I’ve done over the last few years–but it turned out great, and the students were amazing! Thanks to Mrs. Bowers for inviting me!
Truly enjoyed Spring Break with the family, especially my 6am visits to the beach alone with Max, who did not see the point of sleeping in on your vacation…
Spent the day at Liberty Mountain skiing with the kids–and they’re getting better and better…
From the Walter Family
Thanks to Opa & Oma’s generous invitation, the Walter Family enjoyed a fantastic week of skiing in Flims/Laax, Switzerland
Congratulations to the “Cheetahs” for a successful Fall soccer season! Jonathan and I are so proud of the team, which just won their end-of-the-season game at Loudoun Soccer Park 6-5!
My oldest friend from my St. Gallen days, Dirk, came for a brief visit, and we enjoyed exploring the DMV region (such as Dirt Farm Brewery in Bluemont, VA)
Another relaxing summer vacation with family & friends in the Outer Banks, NC
July 4th fireworks in the Washington National Mall
Sophia’s going off to college–at least for 12 days. She’ll be joining the University of Virginia’s Summer Enrichment Program, living in a student dorm and taking classes at UVA’s historic campus. First time away from home alone…
Following Oma & Opa’s invitation, the kids and I spent Spring Break in Munich
14 years after studying there, I was back on University of Pennsylvania’s campus, this time visiting with Erin & the kids