What I’m doing now
(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)
This afternoon I went for a walk on the beach. (I live on an island.) Author Nassim Taleb says walking on rocks helps make a person more antifragile (I recommend his books). So instead of walking along the road, I walked on the rocks. I’ll do that more often.
Here is what I am working on that I’m totally enjoying:
- designing and making stuff at my local maker space. I’m learning 3D printing and how to use a laser cutter. I hadn’t done any CAD work since my first job as a newly minted engineer.
- programming an Alexa Voice Service apps for the Amazon Echo
- doing small boat projects to get ready for summer cruising
- reading “Pre-Suasion” by Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
- kid stuff
Learning new skills is humbling and invigorating. I even signed up for a podcasting class at my local maker space. Speaking into a microphone is totally outside my comfort zone.
Oh, and most nights I cook a from-scratch dinner.
This update was January 31, 2017.