at the Marisposa Monarch Butterfly Preserve posting from: Valle de Bravo, Mexico life updates Hello friends. Five months and ten cities since my last patch notes, almost everything in my life has been significantly re-arranged once again. I’ve left my role at Ressemble and become enmeshed in several new projects and communities – more details on these below. I’ve gotten a bit better about sitting down and writing in the mornings, and some of this writing has even made it onto the internet.
Soumaya Museum in Mexico City Post three of my 100-post challenge. An attempt at putting my driving experiences into writing. As the set of driving experiences in a different country is massive and intimidating to write about, it helped to narrow it down to a singular element: hazard indicators. Also adding some of my own doodles to the post. One interesting element of driving in Mexico is the use of hazards indicators while driving.
This is post #2 of my 100-post challenge. This one is for friends interested in writing practices and musings on how they might relate to publishing online and doing regular reflections. Portland, OR Over the past half-decade I’ve had an evolving and contentious relationship with writing, note-taking, newsletters, and publishing. It’s spanned a range of apps and workflows (Apple Notes, Evernote, OneNote, Notion, Roam Research, Obsidian) and cycled through a range of habit trackers, goals, and check-in systems; all of which have come and gone.
The following are efforts I hope to contribute to over the following decades. If you’re researching, building, or excited about any of these – let’s chat!
- combining journaling + therapy Therapy needs to be more scalable. While it can achieve amazing things, its current form generally requires money and is subject to severe 1:1 time constraints. Talk therapy is also limited to the verbal communication channel. Journaling is an excellent form of self-therapy; and happens to be completely free & accessible to anyone.
Socorro, NM It’s my birthday again. My second as a nomad and my first in a relationship. Some reflections on life, inspired by this past year of adventuring across the continent. Some are new learnings; others are re-discovering consistencies in life. Grateful to everyone in my life who made the past year a beautiful one and looking forward to the next one. Also very excited about no more young driver’s fee on my rentals.