These days I’m working as a ranch hand, in the good company of ancient oak trees. Time outside keeps me centered-ish.
I’m also the author and producer of The Photographers Field Guide to Beijing.
In the aughts, I got my start by working as a photographer for NGO clients in East Asia.
I grew up in the US, China and Japan.
Most of the notes on this website are utilitarian. A few are weird. I am sharing these ideas hoping that a few will be interesting to you, too.
When I’m writing through an idea that confuses me (and I’m often confused), I hold on to Karl Popper’s make-a-bold-hypothesis-and-disprove-it thing. The other thing I hold on to is a Karl Weick saying: Argue like you’re right. Listen like you’re wrong. And I’m often wrong.
On this website, I want to keep my URLs consistent but give ideas space to wiggle around. Expect rewrites, edits, combinations, dissections and the occasional deleted page. I’m working with a particular sort of iteration in mind.
The Github repo for this website’s code is open. Here are the ingredients I’m using:
- Building with Jekyll on GitHub Pages
- Delivery via Cloudflare CDN
- Managing search snippets with Google Webmaster tools
I really want this website to work for you – Even if you’re on an old phone. Even if you’re standing outside an airport waiting for the bus. Even if the library wi-fi is slow as hell.
Suggestions for improvement are appreciated: