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.
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.
Trigger Warning: Death. Memories. Pensive contemplation. Words.
An introspection on entering the age of pandemics and social distancing.
Exploring the act of the authentic apology by separating blame and intention from the validation and empathy of someone’s pain
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.
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.
The complete text from my WordCamp Minneapolis 2018 Keynote. I am honored to have been able to present this year on how the success of my business has been shaped by generosity.
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.
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
In which we reflect upon our use of Gratitude, Fear, and GIFs of dragons.
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
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
Sometimes I take a break from work to make up random recipes. Here’s an easy, flexible one that’s perfect for your generically patriotic summer celebration!
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
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.
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
Whether at 36,000ft or surrounded by 36,000 people, this is how I carve out space to reflect and connect.
Punny Valentines’ cards for the favorite Front-End Developer in your life, with link to the GitHub repository!
You never close your eyes anymore when your project ships, and there’s no tenderness in the code at your fingertips. In which love advice from the ancient Greeks enables us to pursue successful long-term relationships with our careers.