This is a now page.
I’m still settling into a house we moved into in Bend, Oregon after we rented in Austin, Texas during the lockdown era and decided to leave.
I pivoted away from a decade of running my own business for a job I left not long ago, and I’m trying to find a place where my skills, passions, and income overlap. I have more confidence about what I’m good at than my younger self, and I still don’t know what to do with it.
I’m sustaining myself with paid client work while I explore writing, different kinds of web development, and generally reaching out and following people and chasing whatever seems interesting.
I love the personal, self-hosted, independent internet of people being creative and inventive and social and weird. I’m tired of big companies and big platforms. I want to figure out how to fight for and nurture the former, even though the jobs seem concentrated around the latter.
I want to find my place, or get away from it all and figure out how to help people and earn a living without the internet playing a central role.