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Issue #46: My Friend, Nathan

Well it’s been a minute, no? Still feeling hungover from Super Tuesday? (Apologies to my international friends for the very American frame of reference here.)

I’ll be honest with you…my personal life is all kinds of crazy right now, so I’m going to have to keep today’s newsletter brief. Especially since the “actual” content I have for you is extensive—yes, in the time since I last sent out an issue, there’s been a flurry of activity on the site.

📺 First of all, I promised last time I would soon post a vlog episode all about my Amtrak train trip from Portland up to Seattle. That is now online! Lots of great vistas of the Puget Sound, Seattle Public Library, King Street Station, and other Emerald City highlights.

🎙 Secondly, I have not one but TWO podcast episodes out the door. The first one is all about The State of Social Media in 2020…specifically, what the top networks are getting right, or wrong, and what is coming down the pike. You might be surprised where my head is at these days…

▶️ Aaaaand the episode I just published this week is extra-special. It’s the first time I’ve had a guest on The Jared White Show!!! (I’m very excited. 😆) I had my friend Nathan Kontny come on to talk about his journey from software developer to YouTube content creator, the challenges and rewards of presenting your authentic self, ups and downs in entrepreneurship, what’s the deal with privacy and the tech industry, centralized vs. decentralized social media, diversity in startup culture, and introducing children to an engineer’s mindset. There’s also something about tampons in there…it makes sense in context, I swear!

Also keep scrolling for some nifty photos as well as a blog post I wrote all about my kooky love affair with Portland.

Anyway, that is the extent of my “content dump” for now. Hopefully it won’t be another month before I publish a newsletter. Thanks for sticking around! 😋

Items I’ve Posted Recently…

Gazing out from underneath the old railway.
#oregonexplored #bnw

Standing underneath old railroad trestle.
#oregonexplored #bnw

When the day goes down on the water town
When the sun sinks low all around
That’s when I know I, I need you now
Yes you’re what I miss
Every little kiss
Every little one, every little one
–Bruce Hornsby

#quote #portland #oregonexplored

Some days are just #nofilter days! Wow 🤩
(see a couple more here on Instagram)

#portland #oregonexplored

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.

Two of my favorite skyscrapers in the Emerald City in one shot. Achievement unlocked!

#seattle #washingtonexplored

WORTH IT? Amtrak Cascades to Seattle + Olympic Sculpture Park + Tacoma Narrows Bridge

I've always driven up to Seattle, but this time I took the train. Was it worth it? Also some grand views of the Puget Sound, Seattle Public Library, King Street Station, and other Emerald City highlights. Plus a vlog-related mishap at my hotel! :0

It’s dawned on me that St. Patrick’s Day is looming. Back in the days when I was in a Celtic music band, this was one of the busiest parts of the year for me. Times may have changed, but nevertheless I will have to prepare an “Irish surprise” for you all. Stay tuned!