What I am doing now

The now page. Everyone talks about it, and it’s about now time that I make one. Updated 20 September 2021

Living

Now, I am living in northern Texas on the edge of a massive lake next to a forest. Yes, I know I said in 2009 when I left the Austin area that I would not come back to Texas. Life changes. People change. Texas is absolutely positively in all ways the best place for us as a family right now.

Working

It’s really important to work with people who share your core values. I luckily fell into the butter (is this a Texas saying? If not, it should be.) with friends at Saturday Drive, the makers of Ninja Forms. I’m doing what I love, doing what I do best, which means I am writing and researching, and inspiring folks to get more out of WordPress.

Creating

I am writing more than I ever did before, some of it for personal pleasure, some of it for public consumption, and some of it for a longer term project.

I am building a houseplant collection, and I am enchanted by fiddle leaf figs and calathea plants.

I’m also starting in on a gardener’s paradise in the backyard, though I’ve been warned I am risking feral hog invasions if it gets too good. It’s like free range bacon, isn’t it?

Parenting

I’m a barn mom to a teenager who is too smart for her own good.

I seem to have somehow raised a son that doesn’t need me anymore. Does that mean I did it right?

Listening

I am listening to all of the songs of the alternative 1970s and 1980s, and I wouldn’t mind going back for a visit. REM, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division. I’ve even listened to a bit of The Feelies, the Gear Daddies, and some of the obscure music for which I was well known back in the day.

Being

Still walking every day. Still meditating every day. Being here now. Every day.

Giving Back

I am helping out as a part of the organizing team for WordCamp US Online 2021.

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