What I’m Doing Now…

This page is inspired by Derek Sivers' /now page movement.  It's where I post what I'm currently working on, learning, reading, yadda yadda yadda.
Mar 31, 2020

Like most people, I am hunkering down at home and practicing social distancing. I feel very fortunate to have the type of situation that allows me to weather the current situation with relatively minimal disruption. I feel for those whose lives are being upended by the coronavirus.

Now working on:

Lots of stuff going on right now.

  • Putting the finishing touches on an client’s e-commerce website that will launch this week
  • Designing an app for a sports startup.
  • Updating the WellnessVR site to accommodate some exciting updates to our product.

Now learning/practicing:

  • This might be a little crazy, but I’m taking Wes Bos’s Beginner Javascript, AND Superhi’s Advanced CSS & Javascript & Javascript for Designers. A Javascript trifecta! I’m hoping that absorbing the information from three different sources at the same time will help cement the learning. My goal is not only to up my web dev game but also to up my After Effects expressions game through learning Javascript better.

Now reading:

Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements by Bob Mehr

This one has been on my bookshelf waiting to be read for quite a while. I kept putting it off because, for me, The Replacements have always been one of those bands where I didn’t want to pull the curtain back. I wanted the mystery of the band to remain a mystery.

Incognito by David Eagleman

Just starting in on this one, but it sounds interesting. My fascination with the way the brain works continues…

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield

I also just started this book. I really need something light and uplifting at this moment. Hopefully, this will be it.

Now watching:

Season Three of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Now listening to:

Now pondering:

“Those things which seem to take meaning away from human life include not only suffering but dying as well. I never tire of saying that the only really transitory aspects of life are the potentialities; but as soon as they are actualized, they are rendered realities at that very moment; they are saved and delivered into the past, wherein they are rescued and preserved from transitoriness. For, in the past, nothing is irretrievably lost but everything irrevocably stored.”

Victor Frankl, A Man’s Search for Meaning