In part of my “returning back to normal” process that many of us are entertaining at the moment, I booked a float for today. It’s my first time floating in at least three years—since I left Chicago—and even before I left I was probably doing so only a few times a year. This, in contrast […]

2020: In Review

General Commentary Okay, 2020 In Review. How to start? How to organize this year’s post as though it’s just like the ones before it? This was a tough year, the kind of tough year that I—and the collective we—will remember for decades to come. We rarely get the kind of foresight of meaning, or the […]

Data Science Learning Journey – Months 4 and 5

A little behind on the updates here, so I’ll combine the last two months of this journey together. This will also likely be the last of these longer updates, as the journey has solidified its own long-term path. I’ll probably utilize LinkedIn going forward for mini updates. The big update is this: next month I’ll […]

how biden won – a letter

Dear Lindsey, Four years ago I wrote you a letter answering a question: how did Donald Trump win the 2016 election? To do so, I scraped together everything I could figure out at the time to provide some kind of rationale. As much as I was writing for you, I was writing for myself. I […]

Data Science Learning Journey – Month #3

Trying to keep some standard to updating these – so this will be the October update. You can find the past two updates by scrolling on the main page of my site here. The last six weeks have definitely had their own learning experience – including my first real “test”, in the form of the […]

october lucidity: a letter

dear future october reader, it’s me – in this october. 2020. i’m sitting on my couch in brooklyn. i just took a test for an online class. maya went apple picking. tomorrow i’ll ride my bike far – maybe 70 miles. it may rain. long bike rides give me time and space to think. it’s […]

The 2020 Election Is (Probably) Over Already

Barring any paradigm-shifting event in the 2020 presidential race (of which there are still months of possibility), I believe the election is already so far tilted that it could be called over and that Donald Trump will win. I’ll explain this below—and why this is sour conclusion has implications well beyond this year. There have […]