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, 5 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 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 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.
Hard Labor Creek State Park – Fall 2021 – One of our favorite parks to stay at, especially with their renovated cabins.
Lake Seminole State Park – July 2021 – A small, but highly underrated State Park. Great cabins and amazing access to Lake Seminole. Peaceful vibe.
St George Island, Florida – July 2021 – One of the best beaches in Florida. Lovely time and just beat out Hurricane Elsa.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – June 2021 – Part of our 2021 Eastern Parks Road Trip. Always the best to visit our “home” National Park.
Shenandoah National Park – June 2021 – Part of our 2021 Eastern Parks Road Trip. Amazing park with epic hiking.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park – June 2021 – Part of our 2021 Eastern Parks Road Trip. Greatly exceeded my expectations. Also got to see Cleveland and Lake Erie.
Mammoth Cave National Park – June 2021 – Part of our 2021 Eastern Parks Road Trip. Incredible place.
Smithgall Woods State Park – March 2021 – We stayed at a cabin. Always a lovely time.
Recent / Upcoming Hiking & Camping Trips
Chattahoochee Bend State Park – November 2021 – Stayed at a walk-in campsite, had great weather, and a great time.
Cochran Shoals at the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – November 2021 – I did a 8.5 mile day hike all around the Cochran Shoals and Sope Creek trail system on a lovely day.
Cherry Hill Campground – September 2021 – We camped at Site #3. The campground is really well-maintained with nice hiking trails nearby. The weather was lovely.
Mistletoe State Park – August 2021 – We camped at Walk-In Tent Site #2. The site was lovely – right on the water. Highly recommended. The weather was brutally hot, but the lake beach was great.
Deep Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park – July 2021 – We did a 2 night backpacking trip up Deep Creek to Martins Ridge to Indian Creek. We camped at Site #60 and Site #46. Rainy but great trip.
Lake Conasauga Campground – June 2021 – We camped at a Forest Service campground. Perfect weather, great campsite. Great outing.
Lake Sinclair Campground – May 2021 – We camped at a previously closed Forest Service campground. Awful outing due to a major tick infestation and general overgrowth. Hopefully the campground will get some TLC over the next year.
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.
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 11-27-2021.
*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