Sometimes That Rug Just Ups and Vanishes
I love remote work, and I'm hugely grateful for all my online friends around the world who I get to talk geek with. But there's also something special and unique about friendships IRL. I didn't realize the toll the pandemic had taken on me until I was flat on my back.
Published on June 4, 2022 @ 4pm
A Post-Christian Spirituality
Where I've landed in my quest for a purposeful spiritual path after leaving the tenets of Evangelical doctrines behind.
Published on May 10, 2022 @ 9am
Finding Compassion for Past Jared
The person I once was isn’t somebody I ever wish to be again. But perhaps in another ten years…well, I’ll be saying that about my present self.
Published on April 19, 2022 @ 10am
Ice Cream, War Movies, Monochromatism, and Reclaiming My Identity
This year I want to make a bold statement with what I do and how I live—only this time not as a desperate attempt to appease a deity, but as a way of expressing the core values that make me Me.
Published on January 11, 2022 @ 9am
My Top 5 Sci-Fi Films of 2021
Once again, it's never been a better time to be a geek and a film buff. Here are my end-of-year top picks…and the results may surprise you!
Published on December 28, 2021 @ 11am
The Three Vital Landmarks Along the Road to Success
There was a time not long ago when my life was in a major upheaval. Signs of online success were slim to none. I wasn’t sure if anyone out there would really care if I were suddenly Thanos-snapped out of existence. Yet the valuable lesson I came to learn during that dreadful time was how to become intrinsically motivated, the significance of value creation, and the trick of cultivating T-shaped skills.
Published on November 14, 2021 @ 9pm
The Mobile Web: An Unsung Hero
The supremacy of App Store apps on mobile devices remains greatly exaggerated.
Published on October 21, 2021 @ 10am
Hello Singleness, My Old Friend
I wasn’t given a blueprint for this. I never expected to be Married-No-Longer. But now, after my divorce, I have to decide what comes next.
Published on October 4, 2021 @ 8am
Tales of a Fully-Vaccinated Creator
Sure, we're not out of the woods yet. But it truly feels like we've turned a corner.
Published on June 8, 2021 @ 8am
Good News is We Love You. Bad News is You’re Fired!
Kicking off my first blog series for 2021: “Tales from Decrypt: Stories of Woe and Wonder from My 25-Year Career as a Freelance Web Developer”
Published on January 28, 2021 @ 9am
Seven Months After the Slump
The world had gone mad. I thought I’d hit rock-bottom. Little did I know I was on the brink of a life-changing breakthrough.
Published on November 22, 2020 @ 9pm
The Web is the Opposite of Dead
It's taken a global pandemic for many of us to realize something profound about the web. It isn't just a technology which helps the world go around. Today, on a certain level, is IS the world.
Published on May 16, 2020 @ 2pm
Emerging from The Slump
My writing habit really got derailed this year—especially as the coronavirus sent the world into a tailspin. Here's what I've learned during my time off.
Published on April 29, 2020 @ 7am
What It’s Like to Live in Portlandia
This may sound like the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, but I watched a TV show called Portlandia and then I moved to Portland. No joke.
Published on February 15, 2020 @ 8am
A Single File for Blog Drafts Has Changed Everything
If your writing habit has become mired in procrastination, here’s a supercharged tip for you.
Published on August 20, 2019 @ 6pm
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