I’m currently living in the city of Atlanta in the Grant Park neighborhood. I’m a little biased, but it’s definitely the best neighborhood in the best city in the world.
Activities I’m Doing Now
Spending lots of time with my wife, 8 year old son, 3 year old son and our respective families (I have 3 niblings!). Day to day life is a the predictably unpredictable flurry of parenting, work, and daily living.
I run my own solo business with a little help from my sister (who is living in India) and my wife. I generally either work from home, from one of Atlanta’s amazing libraries or from a small office in Chosewood Park, near my home.
My business revolves around digital marketing with a focus on content & search engine optimization. I do some “white-label” work in addition to client consults. But most of my time is spent running ShivarWeb.com – my marketing education website in addition to working on my marketing podcast, Bamboo Chalupa, and projects elsewhere.
I had been really into running (especially trail, half, and full marathons), but ever since kid #2 was born, I’ve been doing more strength training – and even some swimming (at the amazing MLK Recreation Center in the Old Fourth Ward). I’m not registered for many events, but am enjoying running with no training pressure. Like in 2018, I might do a single event, probably another trail half-marathon.
I’m also spending a bit of time hiking & camping as often as possible – and visiting all the museums & parks in Georgia.
Recent / Upcoming Family Trips
James Floyd SP – Fall 2019
St George Island – Summer 2019
Don Carter SP – Summer 2019
Smithgall Woods SP – February 2019
I keep a running list of trips here.
Recent / Upcoming Hiking & Camping Trips
Hard Labor Creek SP (Green Trail) – Fall 2019 – Day Hike
Rabun Bald – Summer 2019 – Day Hike
Great Smoky Mountains NP (Goldmine Loop) – Summer 2019 – Overnight
Ocmulgee National Historical Park – Summer 2019 – Day Hike
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge – April 2019 – Day Hike
Dockery Lake Trail – March 2019 – Overnight
Oconee National Forest – January 2019 – Day Hike
I keep a running list of trips here (skip to bottom of page).
Stuff I’m Into Right Now
If any or my priorities or activities change, I will update this page. Last update on 11-3-2019.
*all the links below go to Amazon for convenience, but I definitely recommend purchasing books from Alibris. They support local booksellers, and often have even better used pricing…though never as good as your local library :).
Books I’m Reading Right Now / Have Queued
Books I Finished Reading This Year