Derek Sivers gave me the idea to create a now page. Unlike an “about” page, the “now” page tells you what I’m up to- right now. It’s where I’ll share what I’m doing, reading, focused on, and inspired by.

What I’m Doing

For the last few months, I’ve been working on a board game for my children. It’s an idea that’s been lingering in my mind for a few years and it just won’t go away. So now I’m doing it.

I am currently searching for an artist. My dream art partner would be Hiro Kamigaki, who runs IC4Design and created the Pierre the Maze Detective series. This guy’s art is phenomenal and my children love him as much as I do.

The art style is known as Wimmelbilder. Richard Scary and Martin Handford (Where’s Waldo) are probably the most well-known names behind this style.

If you happen to know of any artists that may be good at this, please, help us get in touch!

Aside from the game, I’m in the throes spring cleaning fever- hellbent on tidying up everything from the basement to the garden. Windows will be flung open wide, clutter will be cleared, broken toys will be tossed, plants will be re-potted, shelves will be styled, and paper (oh my God, the paper)….

What I’m Reading

Right now, I’m reading Going Infinite by Michael Lewis, Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss, and Getting to Yes with Yourself by William Ury.

What I’m Inspired By

Kevin Cooper

I’ll always be inspired by the incredible story of Kevin Cooper (pen name, Cole Summers). If anyone was going to save this world, it was him. Read about his incredible attitude, entrepreneurial spirit, and tragic story here. He’s one of the most inspiring people I’ve come across in a long time.

He even wrote a book when he was 14, Don’t Tell me I Can’t, which I highly recommend- if for nothing else, for a new perspective on life.


I’ve been thinking a lot about sustainable, natural, and healthy homebuilding. Where I live, we have temperature extremes- extreme cold, extreme heat, droughts, floods, wind, rain, hail, and also lovely days. Right now I’m learning about earth homes but I’m just not sure they can withstand my climate.

Here’s a really neat one that I recently stumbled on… I’d love to see this property in real life. Let me know what you think.


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