Here are the things currently occupying my time and attention, in no particular order:

I’m living in Denver, CO and working as a bus assistant and employee trainer in the transportation department of a local school district. This means I ride school bus routes with special needs students to help keep them safe and entertained and I teach new and existing employees how to manage and connect with their students in safe and rewarding ways.

I’m enjoying married life. My wife and I have been together for over 17 years but only just got around to tying the know over the summer of 2019. Not much has changed but, somehow, everything has changed. I’m more in love than ever and simply soaking it up.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and have spent much of my time riding the emotional and physical roller coaster of flare-ups, finding remission, and flaring again. Some days there isn’t much more I can do than take my medication and rest.

Beyond that, I’m still writing daily journal posts, reviews, and personal essays here, and slowly getting back to writing informative, persuasive, and expository pieces for my other blog Zen and Pi.

I’m exploring the possibility of self-publishing a book of essays, even if no one ever reads it.

I’m taking as many free “massive open online courses” as I can, especially relating to sociology and philosophy. Right now I’m enrolled in International Women’s Health and Human Rights and Modern & Contemporary American Poetry. You can see a list of my past courses on my “Completed MOOCs” page.

I’m spending a lot of time reading too, though, never as much as I should. I’m presently working through The Plague by Albert Camus, Moral Letters to Lucilius: Volume 1 by Seneca, and The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder. You can check out my past reads, and links to my reviews on my Am Reading page.

I’m always looking for more writing opportunities such as guest blogging spots, calls for submissions or pitches, and contests. If you have such an opportunity or know of something I might be a good fit for, please, feel free to contact me.

And if you want to know more about my current state of being, check out my monthly “Currently” posts.

The page is updated regularly. The last update was on December 21st, 2019.

You can find out more on my About page.

I shamelessly stole the idea for this page from Derek Sivers and you should too.

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