This is a Now page.Last updated on June 17, 2021.
My wife and I are expecting our first child, Marcus, September of this year.
I'm starting a new job in July that I'm excited about. They value worker happiness and stability in a way none of my previous employers have.
I try to put the words of Stoics like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus into practice on a daily basis. I am working towards being able to separate the things I cannot control from the things I can. To not get angry over things beyond my control. Strict towards myself, yet tolerant towards others. Momento mori has had a profound effect on me. I keep the words, "you could leave life right now" as the wallpaper on my iPhone to remind me throughout the day that life is short and we must make the most of it. It also serves as a warning against mindlessly picking up my phone. 🙃
I deleted my Twitter account—which I had since 2007—and it's been a wonderful change. I no longer get exposed to the doom-scrolling Twitter (and other social media platforms) encourage. I have less stuff to keep up on. My mental load is lighter.
Most of my free time is spent studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Latin, and Ancient Greek. The jiu jitsu came up in an attempt to focus my mind and body on something physical while the languages are connected to my desire to read ancient philosophy in the original languages.