Pre Travel Week

I’m back after a little unplanned blogging hiatus.  I had started posts, but got bogged down trying to write things that were “helpful and good”, and decided to go back to my previous format of a minimal weekly update interspersed with random things in my head.   The past few weeks have been a great …

Cities

One of my favorite bloggers/essayists is Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator (a startup incubator that funded Dropbox, Airbnb, etc.).  A lot of the posts are about startups and programming, but some are just about life in general, and the latter are my personal favorites.  One that I really liked from 11 years ago is …

Travel Plans

I’m sipping a latte in shorts and a t-shirt, watching the rain drizzle in an open-air cafe like a proper digital nomad.  The digital nomad world is kind of like hipsters; I am firmly entrenched in many aspects of the lifestyle, but I strongly don’t identify with it.  Exploring the world while working and having …

Happy Holidays

Happy New Year here from Puerto Rico!  It’s been a bit rainy, but I’m still in shorts and able to get to the beach once a week.  I often lose perspective of the good qualities of wherever I’m living, but it’s easy to be appreciative being able to lay on the beach in January.   …

Life Design

I’m currently at Boundless Mezcal Cafe in Cartagena (cold brew plus their empty upstairs area is a great working combo), on the last day of my trip in Colombia.  I started out in Barranquilla, Colombia, which sadly I would not recommend, and abandoned a hotel room that still had 4 more days paid for.  It …

Normal Stuff

It’s weird how much of our lives are on autopilot routines, and when we make a lasting change, we wonder why we didn’t do that before?  I’m really trying to autopilot more of my life lately, with less decisions.   I stopped doing superior workouts (functional bodybuilding via Marcus Filly) that I paid a lot …