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 wife, 10 year old son, 4 year old son and our respective families (I have 5 niblings!). 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.
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 digital publishing brands, 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…if all the things work out with vaccinations.
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.
Recent / Upcoming Hiking & Camping Trips
Dockery Lake Campground – April 2021 – We camped at a Forest Service campground. Perfect weather, great campsite. Great outing.
Nubbin Creek Trail – March 2021 – I did a solo overnight backpacking trip.
Smithgall Woods State Park – March 2021 – We stayed at a cabin. Always a lovely time.
Burrell’s Ford Campground – March 2021 – We camped at a walk-in Forest Service campground. A bit crowded, but still a good outing with good hiking.
Cooper Creek Campground – January 2021 – We camped two nights at a great Forest Service Campground. Cold, quiet, nice.
Any write-ups of trips will appear in my Outdoor category.
Stuff I’m Into Right Now
Trip planning. Various TV shows, some gaming, etc. Reading.
If any or my priorities or activities change, I will update this page. Last update on 4-11-2021.
*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