I am a multi-disciplinary participant of life, artist, entrepreneur & educator; each aspect helping to balance another.
I build systems of equilibrium for an otherwise chaotic world.
I am passionate about making tools to increase human efficiency.
My core technical competancies are in Linux, Django & VueJS
While self-taught, I learned under the oversight and guidance of the Kozmik Yak.
This is the project that re-ignited my interest, and love for, coding.
The idea being that I wanted a central location by which to learn about what was happening with my locally elected officials. Rather than having to visit their websites, or waiting for their tweets to appear on my timeline, I wanted an app on my phone that would provide me the information directly. So I built one, and in the process I learned the complete development stack, and even how to create, and publish, mobile applications for Android and iOS phones!
Granted, only the first four-steps have been completed, I've made a copy available for those who'd like to read what exists so far, and support the effort.
Though the complete text, along with further progress, is also available for free via books.rebelcoding.com.
One day I was asked to help a friend pronounce the words to a song in English, and it got me thinkin' that pernacious though, "There should be an app for that." Having already leared the dev cycle for creating a mobile app, I got to work, and within 96 hours had placed an app on the Google Play store!
Not to say I got a ton of downloads immediately, the project continues as I work with a small group of friends to grow our collection of songs available.
I've never been able to differentiate betweet art & science.
They are two sides of the same coin to me.
Art cleanses the sense by which the sciences are studied and explored.
I wrote my first poem near the age of twelve, and I wrote my first song when I was in my early 20's.
The remainder is a reflection of the continuing journey.
More acoustic music, primarily covers, can be viewed on YouTube.
White Like Me: The Incoherent Ramblings of an Unmedicated Adolescent is a collection of poetree written as I was coming "out of the fog" of my adoption.
Attempting to reconcile shattered memories and aspirations into an acceptable identity, White Like Me documents the hope, anxiety, and insights that can accompany such a transition.
Written often under the moonlight, audience only to the stars, these are the edited scrawls of a child lost amidst demands for manhood, bereft of a guide.
Compiled from social media posts and notepad etchings, this collection is the beginning of all that would be to come.
Some have called me a harbinger of what's to come, others a welcome respite from what has been.
I identify as a mission driven anomoly; an orphan-born, Evangelical outcast.
Just another product of what came before ...