What is a “now page”?

Most websites have a link that says “about”. It goes to a page that tells you something about the background of this person or business. For short, people just call it an “about page”.

Most websites have a link that says “contact”. It goes to a page that tells you how to contact this person or business. For short, people just call it a “contact page”.

So a website with a link that says “now” goes to a page that tells you what this person is focused on at this point in their life. For short, we call it a “now page”.

Derek Sivers, “about nownownow

Where am I?

The Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA.

Priorities and Values

  • Decentralization. I’m increasingly wary of concentrations of power, and am trying to intentionally cultivate more horizontal relationships.
  • Communities of trust. We should use technology to supplement, rather than supplant, interpersonal relationships.
  • Interdependence. If we rely on and help one another, no one person needs to be fully autonomous. We are stronger together.
  • Humanism. Human beings matter, and the richness of humanity is beautiful.
  • Utopian imagination. We’re not gonna get anywhere if we don’t dream big and fight hard.

At Work

  • Currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • I’m a mental health counselor at a small private practice. I work primarily with adults and do mostly individual counseling.
  • My professional focus is on providing affirming, knowledgeable care for clients in the LGBTQ+, kinky, and/or ethically nonmonogamous communities.
  • As of mid-May 2020, I am now fully licensed as a professional counselor!

At Home

  • Trying to weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working from home, trying to strengthen community relationships both online and off while physically distancing. That’s put a lot of the other stuff on hold.
  • I’ve been very inspired by the IndieWeb movement, and I’m trying to rework my online presence to better incorporate its principles.
  • Recently opened Motley, a federated social network (running Friendica) for my friends. Big thanks to Darius Kazemi’s Run Your Own Social.
  • Thinking a lot about the democratization (or, even, anarchification?) of board games, and as part of that, making my own piecepack and multipurpose board games kit.
  • Trying to play more of the 100-odd board games I own. My 2020 goal is to play as many of them as possible.
  • Home improvement–I’m a new homeowner, and there are lots of exciting projects I want to sink time into.
  • Tweaking my 3D printer and printing fun stuff.
  • Learning about tarot and magic from a secular humanist perspective (see this post for more).
  • Helping restructure and revitalize the A Humanist Year project.
  • Currently reading: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (see my reads for what I’ve finished)

Last updated: December 12, 2020

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