“You are not what you do. What you are is how you do it.”

Hiya, 👋🏼 Nick here!

Family shot with sun in the background.

I’m a dad, husband, and son who sometimes draws and writes about stuff that is interesting to me. I love creating and building things with my kids, and, if I’m forced to, other adults as well. I mostly write a about life and work, and share a weekly series of learnings.

In my spare time, I work with Automattic as a Happiness Engineer. 😎

What else?

✏️ Most of what is shared here is from me, but my wife and kids are omnipresent and heavy contributors.

🇺🇸 ↔ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 I’m currently living in Scotland by way of Seattle.

🌥 Here is what we’re up to now.

🖋️ Recent Posts

  • Running along Cherry Creek

    It’s well known that I love running and the only thing I love more than running is running while traveling. This week I’ve been running along Denver’s Cherry Creek trail in the morning. I don’t typically bring a phone along when I run but I do it when I’m traveling so I can capture what […]

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  • Trying out Wei, a minimalist WordPress block theme

    This is part 2 of my project to experiment with switching themes in WordPress, which I originally planned to finish in October until sicknesses hit and I was swept up in playing Elden Ring way too much. Never mind though; let’s continue shall we? See part 1 if you missed the overview but long-story-short I’m […]

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  • Arctic Monkeys band members hanging about around a car.

    My favorite albums of October 2022

    It’s that time again when I share my favorite albums and other musical discoveries from the past month. I love finding new music and hope this inspires you to find something new as well. October is generally one of my favorite months of the year, but this year the month was a bit scattered and […]

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  • Yellow belt

    “How do those guys kick over their heads?” Sam asked me. “Show me your high kick.” I said. He didn’t think he could do it but he surprised himself, easily kicking his foot over his head. After a year of attending Taekwondo classes and practicing the martial art for an hour a week, Sam and […]

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  • Illustration of a tree with a moon behind it.

    Two poems

    Last week I learned about the great American poet Jack Gilbert and his celebrated poem A Brief for the Defense. I’ve since learned how well-known it is and for good reason.

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