Hello! I’m Caelan Huntress.

I make things happen.

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Greatest Hits From My Blog

10 Books That Changed My Life

November 9th, 2018|

I’m going to tell you about 10 books that changed my life, which is tricky for me, right now. Most of the books that changed my life are not currently in my possession. My library [...]

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, [...]

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: [...]

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

Befriending My Illness

November 13th, 2019|

I was completely unable to work. My fatigue had been keeping me from concentrating all morning, and the symptoms of my illness - bloody, uncomfortable, and draining - had been steadily increasing over the past [...]

September Springtime

October 9th, 2019|

I'm still disoriented by the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere. September is the start of Spring in New Zealand, and after the long winter, I'm enjoying the warmer days and brighter skies. We Sprang Forward [...]

A month of catching up

September 6th, 2019|

The month started with a cancelled flight. I was in Denver, across the world from my family, at the NSA #Influence19 conference. The trip went great, I made a lot of top-notch connections, and stayed [...]

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 [...]


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