I started this blog in November of 2011.
Rachel and I had just quit our jobs and sublet our apartment to embark on a three-month trip to Europe. We had $10,000 in the bank and no plans for where life would go after that. I realized during that trip that when I give my brain space, it navigates towards coding, writing, and photography. For the last decade, this blog has been my small piece of the Internet where I get to play with all three.
I've published over 180 posts since then. Here's a few that I'm most proud of:
- Delayed Bonding. "You may not love your baby right away, and that's okay." This is my one unsolicited piece of advice for soon-to-be dads.
- Depression. I have bipolar and ADHD. I've been speaking and writing about mental health since losing a coworker in 2013. It will likely be the most impactful thing I do in my career.
- Reggie's Desk. In 2020, I redesigned the blog to make photos a first-class citizen. This is one of my favorite pieces of the new format.
- I am a Christian and I Support Gay Marriage. I'm proud to have written this in 2012, given where I come from (a pastor's kid from Indiana) and how invested I was in The Church at the time.
- Programming on the TRS-80. "I started programming when I was six years old. If that sounds impressive, you probably don’t realize how easy it was to get started programming in the ’80s." This post captures what got me into coding, and showcases my GIF game.
- Why We're Leaving Chicago and Moving to New York. Reflecting on one of the most important decisions we've made in our lives. It's nudged more than one person to relocate to the five boroughs.
- A Review of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? This might be the pinnacle of my writing career, but you should read it in its original form as an Amazon review, which 408 people have found helpful.
- My First Marathon. Also my only marathon! Reflections on self-improvement, and strangers cheering for you.