The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Robert M. Pirsig
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Real quick, let's pack up some daypacks and venture out to the mountains for the rest of the day. I've got a couple bottles of water, a first-aid kit, a bag of trail mix, and the need to explore. You've got a pair of old sneakers, a positive attitude, and an open mind. You're good. That's really all you need. Let's go!

I'm a guide, but not the kind you'd actually want take along for support on a risky mountain expedition. I'll go on a hike with you and we'll have a great time while we stick to the trail, but I make no claims to be expert in the rugged ways of the mountains and deep woods.

A different kind of guide

I say I'm a guide and I attempt to explain this by comparing myself with other kinds of guides. While I might like to think that I'm kinda like a mountain guide, really, I'm this kind of person. But since the idea of a mountain guide is already here in the front of our minds, imagine what it would be like to have a similar kind of guide to aide you through your digital, creative, and entrepreneurial projects. Along our journey, we'll chat up topics like consumer behavior, digital marketing, code, zen, and creative flow. We'll also make lots of connections between seemingly unrelated concepts as we chop, bend and weld different corners of reality into shiny and new manifestations.

Here the entire journey

On a practical level, I like working all the way through digital projects, from dialing up tiny little seedling ideas to pushing the big red button on the first production launch. I zig and zag through the next iterations, and in the end, well, is there ever really an end? I code in Python, Javascript and the usual web markup tediums, and I always seem to be tinkering with rigs made with Django and Gatsby.

Like ziplines and paragliders

My backpack is full of tools for generating ideas, making plans, and piecing it all together with code, and I'm happy to share as much as I can along our journey. I'm open to exploring all over the map, and one thing that's great about this imaginative world is that we're not constrained to traveling along any pre-defined path. I think it's absolutely essential to think across disciplines and to let the imagination flow, but all under the assumption that we're here to make real progress and get work done.

Connections matter most

Thanks for reading this far down the page. Links to lists of posts and projects are at the top and bottom of every page. Those pages will guide you through the site much more effectively than this scrappy old landing page. And if, after checking out some posts, you think we might hit it off, learn more about who I really am and find out how how to get in touch right here.

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