This is a Now page.Last updated on November 30, 2021.
Marcus is Here!
I'm having a great time watching my son, Marcus, growing rapidly. He's 8 weeks old as of today. Lisa and I are doing well and so proud of our family.
I completed the Shift Nudge design course! I'm hoping to position myself as more of a UI/UX design specialist in the future.
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. 🙃
To the Things Themselves
After reading Oliver Burkeman's fantastic 4,000 Weeks, I emailed him with praise and he recommended the book At the Existentialist Cafe, which led me to studying phenomenology. The phenomenological attitude has been helpful in my efforts to design better software, revamp my personal productivity, and streamlining things around the house.
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.