Inspired by Derek Sivers, this page includes a sample of what I’m thinking about and working on right now. Last updated December 1, 2019.

I had hoped my next update to my Now Page would be about leaving my health problems behind, but alas, I have no such news to give. In fact, things have been pretty rough the last couple of weeks, despite tests not showing much. Many prayers are being said on this.

I setup a new blog on the Ghost platform on my break last week. So far, I love Ghost. It does almost everything I want right out of the box. For instance, I didn’t have to configure the default theme, Casper, to have a dark mode. Casper looks a lot like a Medium publication, which I  liked when I set one up. Fiddling with blogs is fun, but writing and getting ideas our there is much more important. The editor also borrows heavily from Medium. However, this isn’t Medium, and as such, doesn’t have their branding all over it. It’s self-hosted, which is usually the most comfortable place from which to publish original content.

Another of my favorite aspects of using Ghost is being able to push drafts from IA Writer. It has been a while since I’ve used IA Writer, and it’s a pleasure to come back to such a delightfully minimal but well thought out environment. Theoretically, great writers can be successful with any tools. I’m not a great writer, though, and software that makes me want to write is fairly critical.

I’ll be slowly migrating posts from my existing blog over manually, unless I can figure out who to wrangle the JSON export  from Micro.blog into something Ghost can consume. Please pardon the dust as everything settles into place.

Reading:

  • Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World by Larry W. Hurtado
  • Winter of the World by Ken Follett

Watching:

  • The Mandolorian
  • The Crown: Season 3

As we enter into the season of Advent, may we wait expectantly with patience and hope.