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 goes to church
  • Splits time between Maryland and Delaware
  • 43 and feels 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
  • Drove from Maryland to California and back with the family to see the country and have a blast in a rented RV
  • Runs a lot
  • Will choose a beer and cigar with friends over nearly any other activity
  • Like Erasmus, would choose books first over food and clothes
  • Raced cars and taught other people how to race cars
  • Has 3 half-written messes that look like novels if you squint.. at some point a finished novel will be on this list!
  • Helped build a company from 2 to 250+
  • Loves building things out of (wood | words | code | ideas)

Things I've Written

  • Notes From Novitate

    I attended the first Novitate conference last week on the life and works of Rene Girard. There are a few prominent Girardians in the world today, most notably Peter Thiel. But Girard’s ideas have…

    November 12, 2023
  • Shower Thoughts

    I went to my usual haunt this Saturday morning - a cafe just up the main road. I, with some fine non-fiction; my son with Harry Potter #1 - which he’s finally picked up on his own after I read it to…

    October 29, 2023
  • Better Partners

    My wife and I often joke that it’s a good thing we didn’t meet sooner than we did. We wouldn’t have liked each other near as much. Why is that? Well, we were different people before we met. Our…

    September 21, 2023
  • The Myth Of Ramanujan

    Recently I did some reading about Ed Witten. Witten is notorious for being the very smartest person in rooms filled with very, very smart people: namely physicists and mathematicians. Despite being…

    August 31, 2023
  • Low Friction Worlds

    Our RV trip got me thinking a lot about the power of the modern world. By which I really mean: the internet and the smart phone. We were in constant contact with any service we required, including…

    August 14, 2023
  • Email Conversations On AI, Humanity, Virtue, Meaning

    Everyone’s still talking about AI and I’ve had my share of unique conversations. After drafting the idea that English is the new STEM, this one conversation really stood out. It’s the dialogue where…

    August 10, 2023

There's plenty more to read too

Things I'm Reading

That's 54 books so far this year.

  • Projects

    • CollegeValue - Compare colleges and majors based on how much money graduates make versus how much debt they accrue. Based on open-source data from the Department of Education.
    • Technology For Parents - Charting a course for parents to navigate technology for their children - coming soon!
    • Slower Lower Charcuterie - coming soon!
  • 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?
  • Workouts I've Killed

    • 3 Mile Run, a day ago
      30:23 at 10:7 pace
    • 2.01 Mile Run, 2 days ago
      18:26 at 9:11 pace
    • 3.04 Mile Run, 4 days ago
      37:00 at 12:9 pace
    • 2 Mile Run, 8 days ago
      19:12 at 9:36 pace
    • 3.09 Mile Run, 10 days ago
      37:41 at 12:12 pace
  • Quotes Newly Discovered

    • “The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.”
      -Mortimer Adler
    • "If you sell the apocalypse, people feel like you are deep and that you care. But if you are selling rational optimism, you sound uncaring."
      -Marian Tuby
    • “A child learns metaphysics by looking into her father's eyes during a thunderstorm.”
      -Luke Burgis
    • “The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed.”
      -William Gibson