February 10, 2024
At the time of this writing, I am at home in Austin, TX with a pressing need to share thoughts and past experiences. I have always loved writing but have kept the words mostly private. The reason is in part a combination of perfectionism and fear of vulnerability. Well, consider this a conscious intention to address areas of improvement. In this site, you will find all my thinking-in-progress including notes on books and other media.
Now for some personal background. I was born and raised in El Paso, Tx and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT Austin, I studied Electrical Engineering and connected with communities of intelligent, ambitious young men and women whose life has become a reference for the various ways to achieve success. I stayed in Austin after receiving a bachelors, ready to work and produce income. It then took me the better part of a decade to come to terms with a personal sense of meaning and purpose but it was a fun decade living in the heart of the city. Today, I am guided by a sense of making the most of life, focusing on goals and relationships. I am involved in developing artificial intelligence applications for a living and both excited and grounded by the responsibility of stewarding technology in a way that leaves the world a better place than I found it.
I am guided by values revealed as recurring themes in my life. The core of these personal values are patience, humility and authenticity - each a foundational pillar strengthened by repeated failure and recovery. I will not go into much depth now since a definition would not convey the lessons appropriately and, more importantly, these values only matter when lived. You can be the judge of how these values manifest in the writings on this site and our personal interactions.
I strive to live a principled life yet to list and rank principles would be missing the point. Like stumbling across the right book at the right time, there is only the fortuitous alignment of principles that speak to a specific moment in life. Still, to avoid generalities, here are a few examples that come to mind: don’t leave for tomorrow what can be done today, treat everyone the same, the path of greatest resistance is the path of maximum growth.
Finally, I would like to thank you for investing the time to read these few words and sincerely hope you would reach out to connect. We live for but a brief moment and knowing contemporaries gives me a deep sense of meaning.