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Grant Park Skyline Bench

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*

*concept inspired by nownownow.com – you should do it too :)

Spending lots of time with my family. Day to day life is a the predictably unpredictable flurry of parenting, work, and daily living.

I run my own business with help from my wife, and a couple of other amazing teammates around the world.

My business revolves working with a few clients with search marketing & content strategy. However, I spend most of my time as a sort of “digital property developer” – buying, growing & selling small to midsize websites.

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 pre-pandemic times, I might do a single event, probably another trail half-marathon…if all the things keep improving.

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

Find a list of past trips and places visited in my Travel category.

Black Rock Mountain State Park – October 2022 – Scenic park in North Georgia.

Chattahoochee Bend State Park – September 2022 – Lovely park in Middle Georgia.

St George Island – July 2022 – Visit to Florida’s Gulf coast. The St George Island State Park is beautiful landscape.

Florence Marina State Park – July 2022 – We stayed at this small State Park on our way to Florida and visited Providence Canyon. Lovely area.

Chicago – June 2022 – 4 night trip to one of my favorite cities. Did the tourist stuff / museums. Lots of fun.

Fort King George State Historic Site – April 2022 – Short visit to one of the most underrated tourist sites in Georgia. Very cool.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge – April 2022 – Day trip to one of the world’s most important natural areas.

Cumberland Island National Seashore – April 2022 – Day trip to a really special place on Georgia’s coast.

Crooked River State Park – April 2022 – Super-scenic park in coastal Georgia.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site – April 2022 – A short visit to a really cool and well-preserved property on the Georgia coast.

Middle Georgia – March 2022 – A day trip to see the Macon downtown riverwalk, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, and Jarrell Plantation. Bravo Macon – very fun day.

Smithgall Woods State Park – February 2022 – One of Georgia’s hidden gems. Shhhh :)

Recent / Upcoming Hiking & Camping Trips

Any write-ups of trips will appear in my Outdoor category.

Discipline Is Destiny

Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday

Midnight in Siberia

Midnight in Siberia by David Greene

Midnight in Siberia Book Review

O Pioneers

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Books I’ve Read This Year

Cohutta Wilderness – October 2022 – An overnight backpacking trip on the Tearbritches to Chestnut Lead loop.

Gates of The Arctic National Park – July 2022 – A four night backpacking trip in Northern Alaska.

Lake Conasauga Campground – June 2022 – A two night camping trip at the best Forest Service campground in Georgia (shhhh!).

Upper Chattahoochee Campground – June 2022 – A two night camping trip at a recently re-opened campground in North Georgia.

Jacks River Fields Campground – April 2022 – A two night camping trip at a small, primitive campground near the Cohutta Mountains.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – March 2022 – A three day, 33 mile backpacking trip through the Hazel Creek watershed.

Vogel State Park – February 2022 – A very cold trip to one of Georgia’s best located state parks.

Stuff I’m Into Right Now

Trip planning. Various TV shows, some gaming, etc. Reading.

Find other stuff I recommend here or stuff I like on my About page.

If any or my priorities or activities change, I will update this page. Last update on 10-10-2022.

*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

Now 1

Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday

Now 2

O’Connor Collected Works by Flannery O’Connor

Now 3

How To Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

Eyewitness Mexico

Mexico by DK

Now 4

The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Now 5

DK Eyewitness Chicago

Now 6

DK Eyewitness Alaska

Now 7

A Literary Guide to Flannery O’Connor’s Georgia

Books I Finished Reading This Year

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The Profiteers by Sally Denton

Now 9

The Son by Philipp Meyer

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God’s Middle Finger by Richard Grant

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The Deepest South of All by Richard Grant

How the World Really Works

How The World Really Works by Vaclav Smil

The Craft by John Dickie

The Craft by John Dickie

The Nineties

The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman

The World for Sale

The World For Sale by Javier Blas

Georgia Scenes

Georgia Scenes by Augustus Longstreet

Money Magic

Money Magic by Laurence Kotlikoff

Atlanta's Olympic Resurgence

Atlanta’s Olympic Resurgence by Michael Dobbins

American Colossus

American Colossus by H.W. Brands

Bubble in the Sun

Bubble in the Sun by Christopher Knowlton

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

Public Citizens

Public Citizens by Paul Sabin

How To Read Nature

How To Read Nature by Tristan Gooley

Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Wise Blood

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

The Business Book

The Business Book by Big Ideas Simply Explained

Grow or Die

Grow or Die by David The Good

Rivers

Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Watershed

Watershed by Mark Barr

American Canopy

American Canopy by Mark Rutkow

The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

Peace!