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Updated: December 5, 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.

Life 👱🏻

I’m living in New York City but looking a Philadelphia or Brooklyn as a potential future move. I’m fully vaccinated and now boosted, though still being cautious because of the Omicon variant. 💉

My wife, Kate Sloan and I have spent the last few months together in New York, and it’s been so nice to be together with her again. I’ll miss her lots when she leaves on December 15th, but we already have plans to see each other in January for a wedding! ✈️

I’ve been hanging out with friends and family IRL again and it’s absolutely wonderful. This week I also met a nonbinary bartender who complimented my pronoun pin. Plus, my favorite improv show is back, so I’ve been in the front row for that every Sunday night. If you’re in or around NYC and wanna meet up and hang out, let’s do it! 👋

In my spare time, I’ve been singing musical theatre tunes over on TikTok and catching up on my Instapaper and YouTube queues.

Feelings 🔮

I turned 30 last year, 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.

Gender 🏳️‍⚧️

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.

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:

Work 👅

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 helping us move to a fully remote company, finishing up reviews season, and getting prepared to close out the fiscal year.

Talks 🗣

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 2022, get in touch.

Media 💻

Photography 📷

Bookmarks 📌

I organize my bookmarks on Pinboard. Here are the latest five.

Podcasts 🎙

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, The Dildorks, and Cortex.

I’m also currently working on a new idea for a show of my own with a new friend. 🤫

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.

Music 🎶

Here’s a playlist of the songs that I’m listening to in heavy rotation.

Books 📚

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.