Updated: January 10, 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 back in New York City as of October of 2020 after spending a few months in Toronto at the beginning of the pandemic. My wife, Kate Sloan flew down to stay with me in October. We got engaged in October and married in November after talking about it for a year.
I miss my friends and being out and about in my city, but I’m scratching my various extrovert itches with group chats, virtual events, and FaceTime calls with friends and family. Feel free to say hi.
Plus, I just turned 30 and collected about some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years. And my pals and I raised $5,500 to benefit Trans Lifeline. Best birthday ever.
I’m really glad we won the election and pretty angry at the fascists who are trying to tear down American democracy. I know there’s lot more work to do to 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.
While the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, I’m thankful for a lot of things, especially being housed and employed through all of this.
I came out as nonbinary last year, and I’m still exploring my gender. I’ve tried a bunch of new clothes, shoes, and makeup recently and they’re helping me see myself in the mirror more as I feel internally. Being correctly gendered feels really good and being misgendered continues to suck.
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 pitching in some engineering on a few client projects. I’m also proud of our most recent release of Buildwatch.
This 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.
Here are the latest photos I’ve shared on Instagram.
I organize my bookmarks on Pinboard. Here are the latest five.
I love listening to (and guesting on) podcasts, but I’m chronically behind on my backlog of shows because I oversubscribe. Some shows I’m binging lately: Gender Reveal, Do By Friday, Election Profit Makers, 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.