I like telling stories and making music. Trained as an engineer, worked as a lawyer, recovering from both. Perpetual novice. Enjoying my obscurity. What I’m up to now (with a nod to Derek Sivers for the idea):

Prepping a short story collection

I’m working on a few short stories that I plan to sell online. Sign up for my newsletter to be notified when it’s ready!

Learning classical guitar (and acoustic too)

Not much new to report. That’s the thing about skilled activities: they’re not particularly exciting. Sure, we love the end product, but those moments are few and far between compared to the more tedious, boring parts. I don’t think anyone wants to hear about technique exercises or me practicing the same two measures over and over, but that’s the reality of learning a challenging skill. I’m proud that I’m now working on songs in Level 2 of the Royal Conservatory of Music program (I started at the pre-Level 1 book in June).

I’m also slowly working through the beginner lessons in Guitar Tricks on my steel string acoustic guitar. My classical teacher actually plays classical, electric, and acoustic (and started his career as a metal guitarist!), so it’s nice to have so many musical genres to play with.

Learning how to draw and paint with watercolors

A friend introduced me to Sketchbook Skool and it’s something I didn’t know I needed until I dove in. I’m currently learning the basics and my goal is to eventually have a daily sketchbook journaling practice

November 21, 2021