This blog is my personal journey toward becoming a better person. A better husband, father, friend, and chaser of dreams. By sharing that journey I hope to connect with other people taking a similar path, whether it is through provoking thought, discussion in the comments, or just relating to my words.

I am planning to share my take on various aspects of our dueling analog and digital selves, links/quotes/brief commentary on awesome (related) posts I find on the web, and occasionally some ephemera from my life.

I really hope you enjoy.

About the Site

There are three main types of posts:

  1. Standard blog posts: these have titles and are generally longer posts.
  2. Status posts: these do not have titles. Think of these as tweets or photo posts (like Instagram.)
  3. Link posts: these have modified titles that link directly to whatever site I am sharing and are signified by → after the title. These posts are shared to other sites (Twitter, Micro.blog, etc) as title/link. Access commentary I add to these link posts by viewing directly on this site or via RSS.

I generally do not post directly to social media sites (Twitter or Instagram or Facebook), so anything you see on these sites originated from this site. This is known in the Indieweb community as POSSE (Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere).

My site attempts to gather @ responses to my posts from other sites, like Twitter and Micro.blog. Feel free to comment on these other sites, but I highly recommend posting on your own site and sending me a webmention or ping. Let's grow the Indieweb!

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About Jason Dettbarn

First and foremost, I am “Mr. Daddy” to my 3 girls (twins Zoey and Stella, plus their big sister – by 13 months – Lucy) and loving husband to my wife Melisa — who just happens to be an amazing science teacher. We currently live in Buffalo, NY, though we did spend 5+ years in Seattle, WA and almost 2 years in Rochester, NY, with two amazing cross-country trips in between.

I am an aspiring buddhist, though more for the philosophical aspects and approach to life. I enjoy cooking AND eating good food. I’ve discovered a love for comic books, especially anything X-Men, at the ripe age of 36. I also love music, obsessing over iPhone apps and productivity, and riding my bike.

My current day job involves UX design for an international science equipment distributor. In my spare time, I work on Eko Wave, a niche affiliate marketing company I formed with two friends (and current co-workers at the day job.) We’re currently working hard to turn the latter into the former.