What I’m Doing Now

This now page was last updated on July 15th, 2024.


We recently returned from a long-weekend in Vancouver, BC where I tried vegan poutine for the first time. It was a really fun trip despite the fact that I got sick and brought it home with me.

Teaching myself to play piano

The last time I played piano semi-regularly was in high school. I’m working on re-establishing a regular practice routine to prove to myself that I can do hard things. Over the past few weeks, I’ve learned to play A New Home pretty well which feels good.

Prioritizing my mental and physical health

Historically, I have done very little to maintain my mental and physical health. I was gifted with a forgiving metabolism. My theme for this year is Balance so I created some new habits in January to round out my life.

I start every day with thirty minutes of meditation. My goal is to expand my capacity for stable attention, and to get a better perspective on my mind. This practice alone has had a huge impact on my overall mental health.

After meditation, I spend twenty minutes on the rowing machine or the treadmill depending on the day. I had asthma as a kid so exercise was not something I looked forward to. These days, I can’t imagine going without the mental and physical improvements that come with the daily sweat.


I recently finished Getting Things Done, and I’ve been working on incorporating the entire framework into my productivity methodology rather than just the few pieces I’ve been using over the past few years.

I’m currently reading Brave New World and Team, the GTD book for working with others. I got my copy of Brave New World at Bertrand Bookstore in Lisbon—the oldest operating bookstore in the world!


I’m still listening to empathogen, the latest album from WILLOW, on and off. I’ve also picked up most of Polyphia’s albums again, especially New Levels New Devils.

Other albums I’ve been listening to recently include Darkest Hour’s Perpetual Terminal, Comeback Kid’s Trouble EP, and The Devil Wears Prada’s With Roots Above And Branches Below.