Now

(This is a now page, inspired by Derek Sivers’ now page.)

I work full-time in Durham, NC, as a contract software technical writer for a federal agency.

This Blog

My blog serves as logbook, diary, open-research notebook, and curated ephemera. Posting irregularly. I consolidated and imported 1,900+ posts from various platforms into the micro.blog platform and successfully pointed my brownstudy.info domain to it. I’m using MarsEdit to leisurely update or delete older posts.

Bull City Commons

As members of a cohousing community called Bull City Commons, we are both serving on circles (ie, committees), doing BCC homework, attending about 4-5 meetings a month, and holding positions of various responsibilities within the community. I’m currently serving as secretary for the Social sub-circle, member of the Governance & Policy circle, and member of a Sociocracy study group.

The Three Principles

The Three Principles is an understanding of spiritual psychology that explains how I make up the world in my head – which is in effect the world I interact with every day. I grow into understanding a little bit at a time by reading, podcast listening, and experimenting.

Writing

As follow-up to David Perell’s Write of Passage workshop, I’m trying to write a weekly blog post at my new website on Squarespace (where this blog used to be housed). I’m also sending out a twice-monthly email newsletter. I want to create a system so I’m churning out new content without emotional frazzle and waiting till the last minute.

Backlogs

As I look around me, I see that my life is full of overflowing inboxes and backlogs of all kinds, both digital and physical. I want to start reducing them.

Reading/Watching/Listening

  • Reading. COMICS: The Complete Peanuts Vol. 8: 1965-1966, Transmetropolitan Vol 6: The Lonely City by Ellis and Robertson. Ostrander and Mandrake’s mid-1990s run on The Spectre. FICTION: Outside the Gates of Eden by Lewis Shiner. MEMOIR: The bedtime book I read to Liz before lights out: My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary.
  • Watching. Current dinner-time TV: Brooklyn Nine-Nine s5, Bob’s Burgers s9, Moone Boy s2, and The Good Place s3.
  • Game. Dr. Mario World (ipadOS).

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