Stock Market Investing Lessons Learned

Just over one year ago I had a pretty big pile of cash sitting in the stock market - the result of a few years of extreme saving and frugality. But I was about to embark on a year of traveling abroad. I wanted to be completely in the moment…

Slow Reading

Not long after I learned how to read it seemed like the goal of reading became to get faster at it. Then a few years later, this speed-reading goal was reinforced by teachers and parents who pressured me to try speed reading and taking speed reading classes. There are so…

Objectivism In Open Source Software

I've been diving into some of the open source communities around the tools that we are using to build Farm At Hand lately in order to help make the tools that I use better. Contributing to these projects and being a part of those communities feels so good. It gets…

The Pain Of Returning From An Adventure

Two and a half years ago I really wanted to take off and see the world, but I had no money. I was so, so, so poor and had just dropped out of school. It was a scary time. So I ended up getting a job and moving to Colorado…

Corruption

I’m sick of corruption! Maybe this is how most of the world works, but I’m not accustomed to it and it’s fucking stressful. It’s getting exhausting having to constantly be on guard. Just in the last 48 hours I’ve encountered corrupt, dishonest people about a…

Kosovo

I was only nine years old when NATO bombed Belgrade to stop the war in Kosovo. I was too young to follow the news and too young to know what was going on, although I absolutely remember hearing the terms “Milosevic” and “Yugoslavia” enough. I knew very little about it…