Hi, I’m Joel.
I love to learn, experiment, read, ride my bike, among other things. But most of all I love to build. I love building neighborhoods, incentive structures, technologies, and of course essays (that’s what this blog is for!)
I don’t subscribe to the idea that one has to choose between being a writer or practitioner. I stubbornly believe writing is the perfect complement to building and that pairing the two makes one more successful at each.
So that’s why I started this newsletter: not only to share what I’m learning about, but to reflect on the process of building useful things with that knowledge. I will share what goes well, what doesn’t, and anything else I can think of. I will share some fully-baked and some not-so-baked thoughts. (If I’m being honest, probably a lot more of the latter) Occasionally I will get really into a new idea and explore it over several posts. I am committing the cardinal sin of social media: I am not telling you exactly what value you’ll be getting from me. It will just be me.
As will be apparent, I am not a professional writer. This is not my job. I’m just a guy working on stuff he finds fascinating and who wants to share my interest and work with others. Thanks for joining along 😊