• Lead Engineer at Promenade

    At work, I currently lead the Promenade Butcher vertical engineering team. Though I lead a team at my last job, this is a more formal “lead” role, with expectations of responsibilities, etc. Being team lead does not come naturally to me, so it’s quite the challenge, but it’s rewarding so far.


  • Marathon Training

    I'm currently training for a marathon the weekend before Thanksgiving. I've been a casual runner for years now, running sporadic 5k or 10k events, but I've never run longer than 13 miles before.

    Gearing up for a race that requires more than “lace up your shoes and go” is uncomfortable, but having a fitness-related goal is nice after years of spinning my wheels.

  • Too much television

    There are so many good shows on nowadays!I'm currently watching the following:

    • The Peripheral on Amazon Prime
    • The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime
    • House of the Dragon on HBO
    • The Expanse on Amazon Prime
    • 1899 on Netflix
    • Dark on Netflix
  • Some light reading

    I confess, I haven’t read as much as I’d like to this year. Here are some books on my short list for next year, though:

    • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
    • The Burning God by R.F. Kuang
    • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
    • Babel by R.F. Kuang
    • Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
    • The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
    • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
    • Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
    • Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis
    • Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang
  • “Always on” podcasts

    Give me a light-hearted non-work-related podcast any day of the week. My favorites to listen to while taking my daily walks:

    • My Brother, My Brother and Me - A comedy podcast by the Mcelroy brothers, Justin, Travis and Griffin
    • The Adventure Zone - A real-play DnD podcast by the Mcelroy brothers and their father
    • Besties - A video game podcast featuring the Justin and Griffin Mcelroy, Chris Plante and Russ Frushtick
    • This Is Important - A raunchy comedy podcast by the creators of the show Workaholics
    • Two Bears One Cave - Yet another raunchy comedy podcast with comedians Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura
    • Soft Skills Podcast - Okay, one work-related one: an advice podcast for software developers