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, 9 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 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, some other publishing brands, Bamboo Chalupa, my marketing podcast, 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 2019, 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
Victoria Bryant State Park – Fall 2020
Fort Yargo State Park – Summer 2020
St George Island Florida – Summer 2020
Georgia Veterans State Park – Spring 2020
Find a list of past trips and places visited in my Travel category.
Recent / Upcoming Hiking & Camping Trips
Hamburg State Park – Spring 2020 – Overnight
Wise Creek Trail – Winter 2020 – Day Hike
Oconee National Forest – Winter 2020 – Overnight
Burgess Mountain Trail – February 2020 – Day Hike
Sweetwater Creek State Park – Winter 2020 – Overnight
Any write-ups of trips will appear in my Outdoor category.
Stuff I’m Into Right Now
If any or my priorities or activities change, I will update this page. Last update on 5-27-2020.
*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