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

  • Where Tigers Live

    Here’s a fun google search for kids: “Which country has the most tigers” The answer is India, which is what Google tells us without even a link. And then there’s a gazillion links that back that up…

    November 22, 2022
  • Intentions and Power

    I had a few long drives in the last couple weeks, so I decided to actually get all the way through Balaji’s epic 8 hour podcast interview with Lex Fridman. I’m glad I did - Balaji spins out ideas at…

    November 18, 2022
  • Consumption Is Still Consumption

    I just watched an excellent interview of Peter Thiel, given by Peter Robertson of the Hoover Institute. It’s a dive into the political alternatives being offered by the American political parties…

    November 16, 2022
  • The Talent Trap

    Lots of people want to be good at stuff. Like Lando Norris. Lando is about to be the lead driver for the McLaren F1 team at just 22. He’s an incredibly gifted driver with mountains of natural…

    October 13, 2022
  • Judgement

    It is so easy to cast judgement. Judgement is dangerous for one obvious reason and one rather insidious reason. Judgement means you’re looking at other people and doing a comparison. We can’t even…

    October 06, 2022
  • Luxury Beliefs

    We just traded my wife’s giant Yukon XL Denali for a Sienna Hybrid. We went from 14 mpg on premium gas to 36 mpg on regular. It feels good! We’re helping the environment! That self-congratulation…

    September 26, 2022

There's plenty more to read too

Things I'm Reading

That's 42 books so far this year.

  • Workouts I've Killed

    • 0 Mile Crossfit, a day ago
      12:00 minutes
    • 3.51 Mile Run, a day ago
      32:10 at 9:9 pace
    • 2.45 Mile Walk, 2 days ago
      42:50 at 17:27 pace
    • 0 Mile Crossfit, 3 days ago
      12:00 minutes
    • 0 Mile Crossfit, 4 days ago
      12:00 minutes
  • 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?