Hi! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. There are many like it but this one is mine.
I’ve started and stopped many blogging efforts over the years, but it’s a medium that constantly draws me back. I like long-form prosaic writing as a way to gather, sequence, and sharpen my thoughts. The public visibility of a blog (even though I know almost nobody is reading — except you, hello and thank you 👋) nudges me to clarify my ideas and understand their implications beyond my head, and the flexibility of having my own site allows me to explore different ways of presenting content.
A couple of close friends have told me that I’m really good at explaining things in an understandable way. I think that’s a result of how my brain works — I’m constantly narrating ideas in my head and figuring out the best way to describe them in order to better understand them, and through this blog, I hope to convey some of the clarity that I discover for myself across the wide range of fields and topics that I find interesting.
During most of my waking hours, I work at Trustwork, where we’re building software tools for offline workers (think painters, plumbers, construction workers, etc). Before Trustwork, I studied computer science and built a few projects at Cornell University, and worked on special projects at a developer infrastructure startup after graduating.
When I’m not working, I’m probably working out, cooking, reading, or doing something that pushes my comfort zone. Lately, I’ve been interested in learning about psychology, sociology, human healthspan, and history.
I’ve been fortunate in life to have had countless opportunities to develop valuable skills, meet people who’ve changed my life, and learn how to be an adult (still working on that one). I’d be remiss if I didn’t take some space on this corner of the internet to express my gratitude for the people that have gotten me to where I am in life, especially my family and friends who’ve stuck with me through my mistakes and failures. You know who you are — thank you.