Vulnerable Is Brave

A 2022 Retrospective on my chosen words, written throughout the year. The result is looking forwards and backwards, while trying to stay grounded in the present.

Swearing At Trees

Accidentally finding myself on a cold, isolated trip to Northern Minnesota. My sincere apologies to any unsuspecting flora or fauna I encountered on my journey.

Belong To Yourself

Finding connection in an age of social isolation, and finding belonging through learning to stand alone.

Giving Authentic Apologies

Exploring the act of the authentic apology by separating blame and intention from the validation and empathy of someone’s pain

I Am Enough

I tackle what is probably my most emotionally and philosophically challenging news years post yet, as I dive deeply into what it means to hold space for yourself.

Being And Becoming

A belated, but not forgotten, New Years reflection post. This year, I remind myself to not only strive for a better future self, but exist fully in the moment, now.

Grow Better Together

Another year, another New Years post, another chance to reflect on my life as it’s happened and map out a course for the future. This year, I look outside myself to find the community that can help me go far.

Practice Positive Presence

It’s become a tradition for me to participate in New Year posts that call for self-reflection, but I almost didn’t write this one, because self reflection has become such a crucial component of my day-to-day life. Still, I’ll admit it’s nice… Read More

The Question

This is not one of those posts where I pretend to have an answer. Today, dear reader, I come to you with a question. Possibly one of the oldest questions humanity has struggled with, after “is that food?” and “can… Read More

Quantifying the Pursuit of Happiness

I’ve spent a lot of time working on my experiential and physical health this year. The tech and creative industry (and Western culture as a whole) is filled with sad stories of overwork: burnout, long hours at an office, sedentary, stressed,… Read More

How Do You Do It?

Over the past week, I was the lead organizer for WordCamp Minneapolis, where I gave three original workshop talks as part of our first ever Foundation Friday, and was in charge of overseeing the logistics of the speaker dinner, afterparty, a… Read More

Friendship is Magic Complicated

As we struggle to find meaningful connections in a world where technology, society, and our own human nature work against us, I suggest that we embrace our imperfections and try to form relationships anyway.

Doing The Work When You Just… Can’t

Have you heard of Spoon Theory? If you haven’t, I highly suggest you go read the article on Spoon Theory before you continue. As a general summary, Spoon Theory is a highly effective way of describing the finite mental and physical… Read More

Front-End Valentines

Punny Valentines’ cards for the favorite Front-End Developer in your life, with link to the GitHub repository!

Gitting Busy

The last couple months have been busy ones for me on Github, as I continue to complete and iterate on personal projects and tools I can use for client work. This weekend, I finally added repositories for some of my biggest… Read More