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

  • Big Numbers and Natural Theology

    I want to talk about two really big numbers. I know, math. Bear with me though because these two numbers are pretty wild. And they give us a good lesson about reality and the revealed nature of God…

    February 12, 2024
  • 10%

    Congratulations! You’ve made it 10% of the way through 2024. Time moves quickly from hey!-it’s-a-brand-new-year to slipsliding right on through it. At 10%, I’m checkpointing a couple of my goals with…

    February 06, 2024
  • 2024 - Du mußt dein Leben ändern.

    I recently had the privilege to encounter a new poem that relieved me of both my breath and my attention. That poem is called Archaic Torso of Apollo by Rilke. I had to read it over and over and over…

    January 06, 2024
  • 2023 Review

    Well this has been a year! Some wins and plenty of L’s too. One way to think about goals is to consider them as stated preferences - almost an explanation of parts of how you identify. Then, at the…

    January 04, 2024
  • Best Books of 2023

    2023 is over and it was a heck of a year for reading. Perhaps too good, but more on that in 2024. Here it is by the numbers: 64 books 41 nonfiction 23 fiction 7 re-reads 5 started and unfinished (not…

    January 01, 2024
  • Tuesday At 4 PM

    A couple of weeks ago I ran into a commitment problem I’ve seen before. I was talking to a local business owner and, like many business owners, they talked about their devotion to their business and…

    December 26, 2023

There's plenty more to read too

Things I'm Reading

That's 7 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

    • 3.99 Mile Run, a day ago
      44:00 at 11:1 pace
    • 2 Mile Run, 2 days ago
      18:30 at 9:15 pace
    • 0 Mile WeightTraining, 2 days ago
      30:00 minutes
    • 3.32 Mile Walk, 3 days ago
      57:43 at 17:23 pace
    • 5.39 Mile Walk, 4 days ago
      86:34 at 16:2 pace
  • Quotes Newly Discovered

    • “When the great innovation appears, it will almost certainly be in a muddled, incomplete and confusing form. To the discoverer himself it will be only half understood; to everybody else it will be a mystery. For any speculation which does not at first glance look crazy, there is no hope.”
      -Freeman Dyson
    • “Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated.”
      -Thomas Sowell
    • “People give up their attention and personal data for network access.”
      -Chris Dixon
    • "The only good reason is if ordinary flawed humans are not enough for you, because you have no independent and satisfying understanding of the world or how it works, outside of fairytales spun by charismatic grifters. Because if you can believe others are gods, you can allow yourself to be a child."
      -Venkatesh Rao