I’m at home in Dayton Ohio. It’s cold and gray outside, but we’re excited to embrace the new year after spending a nice Christmas holiday with family and friends.

At Work

I’ve been working remotely as a Software Engineer at Formidable for almost two years. Formidable was recently acquired by NearForm but my day-to-day work has been relatively unaffected. Lately, I’ve been working on an e-commerce codebase migration. I’ve done a lot of e-commerce work in the last few years and I can feel the momentum of that experience helping me today.

At Home

I’m up early these days, teaching a morning class twice a week and taking my son to school. I’m also weightlifting twice a week. I’ve just reached a new bench press max of 215 lbs and my long-term goal is to bench 225. I’m not in a hurry.

I practice the piano a lot these days because I play in church on Sundays. I’m getting better at taking difficult songs, writing in the fingering, and working them up to a playable state.

I’ve been easing back into side projects and blogging. I recently launched Let’s Get Creative, a fun little site that showcases my favorite online creativity tools. It took a surprising amount of effort for a single-page content site (I ended up using some vacation days to get it out the door). It was a good opportunity to exercise my design skills and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I’ve worked on a few other small things like updating some older posts and adding JSON feeds for my book reviews and this now page. Feel free to subscribe, if you want to get future updates in your feed reader.

This page was inspired by Derek Sivers and his /now page.

This page was last updated: Jan 1st, 2024

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