(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 platform and successfully pointed my 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.


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.


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. 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).