Mexico to Utah

I concluded my (first) trip to Mexico City last Sunday, arriving here in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah staying at my friend Ari’s childhood home.  Even after two months I felt a bit of sadness in leaving CDMX; I was missing out on major items on my list of things that I wanted …

In Mexico City

I’m going to start this post with my thoughts from 1.5 weeks ago when I started my pre-trip blog, but never finished it: “I’m unbelievably excited and ready to go to Mexico City.  I leave this coming Friday, and I’m staying until June 1 at a minimum.  I would say for the majority of trips …

Back to Isabela

It’s been a good few weeks here in Puerto Rico.  I finally built enough confidence in my stock trading algorithms; confident that they will run automated and make essentially no mistakes, and confident that they will earn expected value.  The markets have coincidentally been behaving oddly since I got things running, but I made money …

Busy Weeks of Research

It feels good to get a blog post out after the past two weeks.  Imagine you’re at the airport in Detroit, Michigan, and your final destination is a small town in New Zealand.  You have multiple connections, several days of traveling, and the necessity of dealing with Covid regulations in every country that you enter …

Basic Week

Good afternoon from Puerto Rico.  We've had a streak of amazing weather, and today is beautiful again.  I remember when I first moved to Los Angeles from Chicago and thought that winter couldn’t be any better.  Being able to comfortably go for a night swim or lounge outside without a jacket in the winter here …

Back to Work

Another solid week here in PR.  I was all excited to blog about it yesterday (Sunday) morning, but I went paddleboarding, had a great coffee, started reading, and then it was evening.  I’m currently in the  middle of my normal “workday”, but getting this out felt more important than my immediate research. When reflecting on …