Updated: August 1, 2021 from NYC
This now page is inspired by Derek Sivers. It covers the things I’m thinking, feeling, and working on, well, right now.
I’m living in New York City (recently renewed my lease actually). I’m fully vaccinated, though still being cautious because of the Delta variant. 💉
My wife, Kate Sloan and I have been separated by the U.S./Canada border since April. I miss her lots, but I’m excited because I get to see her agin in a few weeks! ✈️
I’ve been hanging out with friends and family IRL again and it’s absolutely wonderful. A few weeks ago I even met a stranger in a bar and spent the night learning about them. Wild! If you’re in or around NYC and wanna meet up and hang out, let’s do it! 👋
For fun I’ve been singing musical theatre tunes over on TikTok and I’m practicing card magic again. I’ll show you a trick sometime. 🃏
I turned 30 in December, and it’s made me think a lot about how I spend my time and what impact I want to have on the people around me. More to come on that once I have more time to think about it.
There’s so much we need to do in order achieve the massive political change this country needs. Right now I’m advocating for and donating to causes like Black Lives Matter, trans rights, abortion access, and prison abolition.
I came out as nonbinary two years ago. I’ve tried a bunch of new clothes, shoes, and makeup recently, and they’re helping me see myself as I am. I’m also beginning to explore medical transition options, and I’m excited I’ll be able to have an “X” on my license and passport soon.
Being correctly gendered feels great, while being misgendered continues to suck, especially when it’s from people who know me well, like friends or family.
2021 Theme: Invest 📈
Based on The Theme System, which I learned about through the Cortex podcast, I choose a yearly theme. This year’s theme is Invest which means this year I aim to:
- Spend time, attention, and money on things with long-term potential. 🕰
- Build systems, relationships, and habits to last. 🏛
- Evaluate bets consistently and adjust. ⚖️
My job as a Partner at Lickability involves leading the team, setting product direction, helping with day-to-day operations, and talking to new and existing clients about what we can do for them.
At the moment, I’m hiring an engineer, shutting down our office, and leading a few client projects.
Last year I gave my first remote talk, Apps for All: Making Accessible Software at App Builders CH. If you enjoyed it and you’d like me to speak at your event in 2021, get in touch.
I organize my bookmarks on Pinboard. Here are the latest five.
I love listening to (and guesting on) podcasts, and being hone alone has allowed me to catch up on my huge backlog. Some shows I’m binging lately: Gender Reveal, Do By Friday, Question Box, The Dildorks, and You’re Wrong About.
If you’d like me to have me on your podcast, I’ve got all the time in the world at the moment and would really love that. Shoot me an email, and let’s do it.
Here’s a playlist of the albums that I’m listening to in heavy rotation.
These are the books I’m reading right now. My notes and highlights are available on Goodreads. If you’d like to recommend a book, send me an email.