Assumptions humans believe about school

My wife and became reluctant homeschoolers during Covid. As we figure out what school looks this year, it’s been interesting to reevaluate assumptions about school, and to consider if those assumptions are valid in the age of remote learning. This post inspired by Patrick McKenzie's Falsehoods Programmers Believe Amount…

Coming Over During Covid

Originally wrote this as a note to friends. Hanging out in person can be awkward these days. Since you're coming over, here's some of our our beliefs about Covid and what you can expect at our house. We're sharing this is to start a conversation – not to lay out ground…

Beacon, NY

New York has a bunch of vacation-worthy destinations within a two-hour train ride of the city. This is a bit of a novelty to us since we moved here a year ago from Chicago where that wasn’t really the case. Rachel and I started looking for a getaway last…

Codeland Resources

Codeland is a conference in New York organized by the incredible Saron Itbarek. I had the privledge of joining the most diverse and entertaining lineup of speakers I’ve seen at a tech conference. Here are some resources from my talk on developers and depression. Take This - “It’s…

A Luv Letter to Southwest

Dear Southwest, I fly about 40,000 miles a year for work. Not a little, but not a lot by business travel standards either. My first year on the job, I flew with another airline and racked up barely enough rewards for a round-trip ticket of the “you’ll fly…