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Hello! I’m Caelan Huntress.

I make things happen.

Greatest Hits From My Blog

Natural Healing Remedies

October 11th, 2018|

As it turns out, working 60 hours a week for 9 months is not good for the body. I developed some startling symptoms recently, right about the same time I resigned from my day job, [...]

The 2019 Desire Map Planner

September 1st, 2018|

I've been an avid fan of The Desire Map for years. The Desire Map Planner is a practical method of guiding your life and your task lists by what is most important to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV0EFOqJ-uE [...]

One year in New Zealand

June 1st, 2018|

I've been extraordinarily busy over the past year. Today is the one-year anniversary of putting in our 30-day notice on the house we were renting in Portland. Within the past year, the Huntress Clan has: [...]

10 Daily Tools For Positive Thinking

September 16th, 2017|

By nature, I am not a positive thinker. I have to work at it. Positive thinking will not do anything by itself, but as Zig Ziglar said, “Positive thinking will let you do everything better [...]

My First Trip to New Zealand

June 12th, 2017|

It all started with LookSee Wellington. This program offered all-expense-paid trips for 100 people working in the Tech industry to come and visit Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. 48,000 people applied. Only 0.2% of [...]

The Breath of the Neutral Mask

November 9th, 2014|

Who are we before we become the character? That is the question that the Neutral Mask seeks to answer. "There are three masks: the one we think we are, the one we really are, and [...]

10 Lessons From 10 Years of Marriage

August 17th, 2014|

My wife and I formalized our fairy tale romance and married each other ten years ago, on a Tuesday morning. There was no one else present; we rented a penthouse suite in downtown Portland, dressed in [...]

Latest Hits From This Year

Darkest Days of the Year

July 7th, 2019|

June was an exciting month. We experimented with celebrating American Father's Day in New Zealand. The timing worked great, with Johanna's dad visiting us this month. Her mom visited last month for Mother's Day, and [...]

Movements in May

June 1st, 2019|

Indi turned 13, and it was wonderful. Thirteen years ago, my daughter was born. At the precise moment of the anniversary of her birth, it also happened to be the precise moment of the New [...]

6 Highlights from April

April 30th, 2019|

1. Easter egg hunts Since we are in the Southern Hemisphere, the Spring celebration of Ostara falls in the Fall. It's odd, having the traditional spring easter-egg-hunt while the weather is turning colder, but it [...]

Time changes

April 8th, 2019|

It is April in New Zealand, and we 'fall back' with our clocks this season. This used to be a cause for celebration, getting an extra hour of sleep, but now I have to mentally [...]

Working while weary

March 4th, 2019|

I'm working hard, and it's hard on me. When I’m working from home, I’ve found it helps me get more productive to change out of my pajama pants, and into pants with pockets and a [...]

2019 starts swiftly

February 4th, 2019|

January is always a burly month; I've got a birthday or two to celebrate, plus my youngest son's birthday; there's new resolutions and annual reviews, habits quickly getting derailed, and clients off on holiday. This [...]

Summer Christmas

December 14th, 2018|

Having a summer Christmas in New Zealand is odd. Like the whole world is turned upside-down. Which, I suppose in the Southern Hemisphere, it is. The sun rises before 6 am, and sets after 10. [...]

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