I turn 41 at 1:41PM EST on May 19th, 2023.
As I reflect on a few recent birthday wishes, my 33rd birthday wish was granted, there’s less anticipation and a compelling sense of retirement from 39 remains on tap, and this year’s birthday definitely feels less poetic than Eclipsing 40, but I’m still here. Let’s celebrate.
One word to sum up my work this year, is wild. I remain thankful for the privilege to perceptually learn through the art of connection, content creation, and exploration on the frontiers of technology. Here are a few ways we’ve continued to collaborate together!
- 52 writings threaded into Roasted Reflections.
- BEN BOT installed, robotic NFTs now minting.
- Pour Over Publishing sold 4,000+ of YDNTB.
- No Permission Required is really resonating.
- 10 years of 1 Million Cups every Wednesday.
- Visited 17 communities as @1MCMidwest.
- Co-lead the Techstars Iowa Accelerator.
- Billboard seen throughout Des Moines.
- FliteBrite has our beer festival app nationwide.
- Roasted Reflections on Discord is growing.
- Decentralized a gathering called web3dsm.
- Experimenting with ChatUX and Phygital.
- Firing up a weekly podcast. (coming soon!)
Along with the wild in my work, I’m just as grateful for the health and happiness of family and friends. There are countless milestones that have brewed joy in different ways. While most will remain cherished without sharing, here are a few memorable moments that have art to accompany the adventure. Stay wild my friends!