I hate formal bios. They’re always terrible. And lame. If you came here looking for a boilerplate bio about me, it’s not available on this page. You can find the boring bio here – it includes job titles, work histories, education, etc.
I encourage you to read this one.
This page is a work in progress. Things tend to disappear or reappear, depending on how I’m feeling at the time.
Anyway, here are a few things about me:
I hate email. Not because it’s useless, but because it is misused. It’s a very self indulgent form of communication.
I believe all sentient beings have rights. I’m not entirely sure how to define these rights, but I know they have rights. My family and I are strict vegans – we don’t consume or exploit anything that has a face or a mom.
I’m skeptical of new things. Highly skeptical. I don’t need anything new. I have plenty.
My youngest daughter has Costello Syndrome – a very rare genetic syndrome. There are only a few hundred people or so diagnosed worldwide.
The prevalence is higher, of course. With so few data points available, each child is truly a special case. Our doctors have never treated anyone with Costello. If you want more info, start here. This diagnosis has forced me to use my time better and be more present with my family.
When your kiddo is sick, all other problems in life get turned down. I’m the calmest guy in the room.
What I want the most in life, can’t be purchased. I don’t need a bigger salary, better benefits package, or unlimited snacks… these things mean nothing to me. They don’t excite me. I am doing the work I am doing because I want to be doing it.
I can stay up all night if I’m excited about something.
I’m a bibliophile, a bookworm. But it goes beyond that. I’m obsessed with pictures of books, libraries, and bookstores. The more books crammed into a room, the better. My night stand has a running pile of thirty or more books at any given point in time. If you want to know more about my favorite books go here.
I underline and take notes in my books. Then when I am finished reading the book, I copy these notes onto 4″x6″ notecards. After copying my notes, I move some of them to this website. Every time I review my notes, I learn something new. I find something new and shiny. You can read my notes here. They’re not very good or thorough, but they’re good enough for me. My notes are written for me. They are not meant to be a review or a synopsis of the books. I encourage you to read for yourself and find what’s most important to you.
I have a terrible memory. I can’t remember a thing. I’m like a dog, living and sniffing in the moment. Because of this, I journal multiple times a day in multiple journals.
I’m terrified of having a sudden heart attack.
I think a job is a glorious waste of time.
I never want to retire in the traditional sense. For all intents and purposes, I am already retired.
My days are incredibly planned out and I rarely deviate from my plan. I put my schedule together the night before and review the 2-3 things I want to accomplish. Generally, what I want to accomplish is progress on the few big projects I have going on at any given point in time.
I rarely read online news. I skim the newspaper, spending more time reading the comics than what people call news.
I don’t drink alcohol, coffee, soda, or caffeinated tea. Nor do I smoke, vape, or use any recreational drugs.
I abhor social media. And I don’t use it.
I meditate once a day for 20-30min.