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, writing the monthly email newsletter, updating the BCC Facebook page, and various other marketing duties.

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. I also work with a coach occasionally who reorients me in my reality.

Writing

I write and publish an email newsletter on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. I also write occasional blog posts for my website on Squarespace (where this blog used to be housed).

Physical Health

I’m working out with my kettlebells twice a week, doing a simple calisthenics regimen, and trying to walk 6500 steps (a little over 3 miles) about 5x/week.

Activities

  • Reading. COMICS: The Complete Peanuts Vol. 8: 1965-1966. Sandman Mystery Theatre by Wagner, Seagle, and (preferably) Davis. FICTION: Outside the Gates of Eden by Lewis Shiner. MEMOIR: The bedtime book I read to Liz before lights out: Life With Father by Clarence Day.
  • Watching. Current dinner-time TV: The Bob Newhart Show s4, Shrill s2, High Fidelity s1.
  • Listening. via Castro. Occasional Doctor Who podcasts but mainly Youtube videos downloaded via Huffduffer, some Michael Neill programs, and other audio files I’ve collected over the years. Also miscellaneous stuff from Books (macOS) and Audible.
  • Researching. Mailchimp vs Squarespace email list, Facebook ads, copywriting, why Squarespace is warning me about an SSL certificate on this domain.

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