About This Site

I started this site in 2016 as a way to digitize my lessons as an English teacher. It’s since grown around my interests in tech, writing, meditation and my stack of books.

I use Jekyll to build a static site that’s served over GitHub Pages. Want to peak under the hood? Check out my source code.

My goals are speed, simplicity and longevity. Thus, my site is static HTML, CSS and a few JavaScript progressive enhancements. I can only scratch my head at using the JS framework du jour to serve up blog posts.

I’m keeping an eye on John Sundell’s Publish. If this can someday work on Swift Playgrounds on an iPad, I’m sold.

Useful Things I’ve Built

My most popular blog post in organic search results is about adding a dark mode toggle.

Another popular feature that sees a fair amount of traffic and I get asked about a lot is my random post link.

Typography

I’m a typography nerd. If you haven’t done so already, any person who produces any writing needs to buy Butterick’s Practical Typography.

I don’t agree with everything Butterick writes. I’m often on slow internet so not a huge fan of having to load fonts.

If you’re on an Apple device, you’re seeing Iowan Old Style. Everybody else, you’re stuck with Georgia.