My kids are the best

Hey 👋🏼 I'm Greg.

I'm a guy on the internet with too many interests. Most of them orbit around learning and writing and software and kids and books and business. This is the place I come to try to string words and ideas together and hold myself accountable.
Credentials are sooo boring. I like this list better.
  • 3 amazing kids and 1 amazing wife
  • Still go to church
  • Split time between Maryland and Delaware
  • Bought a pontoon boat to hang out, fish, and drink beer
  • 42 and still feel like a wide-eyed little kid
  • Wrote software or led software teams for a living for 20 years, including some fun machine learning and model training stuff
  • Bought our 2nd house at the beach 5 years ago and paid it off
  • Runs a lot
  • Like Erasmus, would choose books first over food and clothes
  • Raced cars and taught other people how to race cars
  • Helped build a company from 2 to 200+
  • Love building things out of (wood | words | code | ideas)

Things I've Written

  • A Random Note on Cost of Living

    I wanted to state a brief, obvious point. I think when most people think about the cost of living, they look at maps like this and think: it’s really cheap to live in the green areas and that’s good…

    May 26, 2023
  • AI Mood Affiliations

    I love throwing ideas for poems at ChatGPT. It does a good job at doggerel and a decent job at anything more. Which means it’s better than almost all of humanity and faster too. Anyway, here’s two…

    May 25, 2023
  • We Need More Hemp - AI and Curated Internet Gardens

    A good friend read a post of mine on this here parochial blog mere hours after I wrote it. I asked him how he saw it so fast and this is what he said: It’s funny. I deleted my Facebook app like…

    May 24, 2023
  • Anti-Bucolic

    One of my biggest critiques of the environmental movement is a kind of false optimism about the primacy of nature. There’s an underlying believe that Mother Nature knows better than humans and that…

    May 23, 2023
  • Time To Build

    I’m not going to lie, I ripped this title off from an excellent book. Because like everything else, of course this relates back to a book I read. It’s time to build again. Life has seasons. Some of…

    May 22, 2023
  • Thiel Answers

    Peter Thiel is renowned and vilified in equal parts: he’s one of the most rebellious members of the public intellectual clique, and he wears his non-conformity on his sleeve. Earlier this year he…

    March 28, 2023

There's plenty more to read too

Things I'm Reading

That's 24 books so far this year.

  • Workouts I've Killed

    • 3.1 Mile Run, 4 days ago
      26:32 at 8:34 pace
    • 5 Mile Run, 5 days ago
      53:53 at 10:45 pace
    • 1.5 Mile Run, 7 days ago
      18:12 at 12:8 pace
    • 3.12 Mile Run, 9 days ago
      34:07 at 10:55 pace
    • 2.01 Mile Run, 11 days ago
      16:00 at 7:56 pace
  • Things I'm Wondering

    • How are phones and technology changing the way we grow up?
    • What do people actually need out of college?
    • How can more people enjoy two houses?
    • How can work on small projects drive family revenue?
    • What does it take to write a spy novel?