What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)


I have the ideas, and I have the tools. I’m not making the time. And then today, when I technically have the time, I am hollowed out by grief after finding out that one of my oldest and dearest friends has died. So … yeah.


I love a lot of things. Here are some of them.

On the Page

On the Screen

On the Globe

FunkyPlaid and I are heading to Normandy this June for the 75th D-Day celebrations.

On the (Figurative) Turntable


  • 99% Invisible: A tiny radio show about design, architecture, and the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.
  • Judge John Hodgman: Have your pressing issues decided by Famous Minor Television Personality John Hodgman, Certified Judge.
  • The Slowdown: Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.


Right now I am listening to Melancholy Strings by Apple Music Classical.

In the (Literal) Game Room

Nothing lately, sadly. No time for games. ☹️


There’s always more work to do at the Library. Sometimes I get to tell people about it, which is always a pleasure.

Updated 19 May 2019 from Portland, Oregon, USA.