My Learning

This page documents things I have learned or are in the process of learning. As a principle, I’m interested in learning by doing. I’ve divided my learning up into different categories, which are themselves divided into “Have Learned” and “Want to Learn.”


Have Learned

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • G Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe XD
  • Articulate Storyline
  • Basecamp
  • Airtable
  • Jira
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • MySQL
  • Command Line / WP-CLI
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Excel/Sheet Formulas
  • Apple iPhone Battery Replace
  • RAM Upgrade
  • Hard Drive Replace
  • Laptop Screen Replace

Want to Learn

  • Python
  • PHP
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Bash
  • Self-hosting open source packages


Have Learned

  • Oil and Filter Change
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replace
  • Strut and Shock Replace
  • Upper Control Arm Replace
  • Wheel Bearing Replace
  • Sway Bar Link and Bushing Replace
  • Tire Rotation
  • CV Axle Removal and Replace
  • Water Pump Removal and Replace
  • Thermostat Removal and Replace
  • Valve Cover Gasket Removal and Replace
  • Spark Plug Replace
  • Spark Plug Coil Replace
  • Plenum Gasket Replace
  • Transmission Fluid Change
  • Driveshaft U-joint and Hanger Bearing Replace
  • Cabin & Engine Air Filter Replace
  • Serpentine Belt Replace
  • Alternator Replace
  • Fuse Check and Replace
  • Clock Spring Test and Replace
  • Power Steering Pressure Sensor Replace
  • Minor Dent and Exterior Trim Repair
  • OBD 2 Testing

Want to Learn

  • Brake Master Cylinder Replace

Home Improvement/DIY

Have Learned

  • Tiling a Shower, Including Backerboard Install and Waterproofing
  • Replacing Floating Flooring
  • Building Laminate Countertops
  • Hanging/Mudding/ Sanding Drywall
  • Building Gravel Patio
  • Building a Pergola
  • Building a Fence
  • Using Pocket Screws
  • Installing Trim
  • Hanging Doors (Single & French)
  • Setting Concrete Pylons
  • Sink and P-trap Replace
  • Light Fixture Installation
  • Skylight Installation
  • Shingle Replacement
  • Deck Demolition and Rebuild
  • Toilet Wax Ring Replace
  • Toilet Flange Repair

Want to Learn

  • Cutting Dadoes/Rabbets with Table Saw and Router
  • Custom Frame Building
  • Building a Cajon
  • Building a Bed Frame
  • Spray Polyurethane Finish
  • Welding

Education / Certifications

Have Earned

  • B.F.A. Writing, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Institute
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I),
  • Atlassian Certified Jira Project Administrator (AC-JPA), Atlassian

Favorite Reads


  • Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
  • Mink River, Bryan Doyle
  • You & Me, Padgett Powell
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
  • Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis
  • Lord of the Rings (complete series), J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert


  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
  • The Subversive Copy Editor, Carol Fisher Saller
  • The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
  • The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White


  • Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hanson
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball, Gordon Mackenzie


  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
  • “This is Water,” David Foster Wallace
  • “Consider the Lobster,” David Foster Wallace
  • “Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau
  • “On Running After One’s Hat,” G.K. Chesterton


  • Proper Confidence, Lesslie Newbigin
  • Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen
  • Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
  • A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis
  • The Heart of a Servant Leader, Jack Miller

Media Theory

  • The Medium is the Massage, Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore
  • Simulacra and Simulation, Jean Baudrillard
  • “As We May Think,” Vannevar Bush
  • Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud
  • Unflattening, Nick Sousanis

Favorite Artists

  • Christo and Jean Claude
  • Sarah Sze
  • Julie Mehretu
  • Norman McLaren
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