drawing connections between things & lines on maps


Oct 26, 2020

I woke up early and scrambled out of my tent to get on the road for the century day of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. It was misty and the sun was barely rising as I clipped my shoes into my pedals and stretched my legs with each downward push, still sore from the ride the day before. I wanted to get on the road early knowing I had 100+ miles ahead of me.

Memories Of Lugano

May 11, 2020

This summer I spent a week in Florence for a conference presenting a paper I wrote with my mentors at the Allen Institute for AI. Not long before, I’d been travelling around Europe with a friend and had returned to the midwest for a little over a week to do RAGBRAI with two of my best buddies and to see Jerry Seinfeld with my grandma and mom.

About Light

Apr 26, 2020

When I lived in Seattle I’d go for runs around Lake Union, sometimes from my house in the University District all the way to the Space Needle, but always at least across the Fremont Bridge… “Center of the Universe”. I loved to run when it was dark out, sometimes after work or school, others at around 10 PM, when I could avoid other runners.

Reconciliation Of Self

Jan 20, 2020

On occasion I feel removed from my body. I’ve generally been gifted at escaping for a bit when getting vaccines or receiving treatment for a wound.


Jan 2, 2020

[contains spoilers for Parasite] I saw Parasite recently and walked away thinking about similar themes to those widely written about (class, mostly), but also about one scene that brought me to tears.

A Sort Of Introduction

Jan 1, 2020

I was home for Christmas and feeling a little melancholic thinking about my family getting older and time passing. While watching Elf with my mom and grandma I perused some domain names (as one does :). I recently lost olgapark dot com, a domain name I got for free through a scholarship program I was in during college. It was supposed to be for a personal/professional site but I already had one so I made a site for me and Olga’s park.