Inspired by Derek Sivers, this page includes a bit of what I’m thinking about and working on right now.

  • Accidental CTO: I’m settling into technology, research, and analytics roles for a startup in Germany. It is what I was looking for in my work life after teaching in the classroom; wearing different hats, looking at big-picture processes, and researching. It’s a blast. We have a lot of ideas in the pipeline.
  • Adjusting to city life: I love Cologne. But it’s a different lifestyle than what I’m used to. It sounds strange since I was raised right outside Los Angeles, but I was thoroughly suburbanized. Alqo is getting used to apartment life. Our landlord is pretty flexible though, and we’re looking for something further out with a a little garden space for everyone.
  • Still writing: I’m working on posts about Islam, a fantasy novel set in eighteenth century Upper Guinea, and a podcast. No other news on this end.

Last updated: 26 April 2019 from Cologne.