NOTE: to avoid redundancy, go here for the work experience
late-1980’s – born in California’s Inland Empire to a pair of well-intended broken people
1990’s – bullied a ton by other kids, would occasionally snap and severely beat them when they wouldn’t ease up
1995 – developed an interest in reading nonfiction, especially science and history
late 1990’s – involved in student leadership and academic pentathlon at school
2001 – joined a high school football team as a defensive lineman
2003 – joined a high school wrestling team in the heavyweight division, got a few trophies for it
2004 – sent off to military school for the first few months of my senior year
2005 – worked my first job in fast food
2006 – started community college aimlessly, 1-2 classes/semester
2006 – dislocated my foot, decided against the Stoic philosophy and later, Christianity
2009 – bounced around a dozen places from limited work skills, then found a healthy and solitary work-for-rent arrangement
- That same year: decided to pursue a career in accounting
2011 – graduated from community college with honors, as well as started my tax preparer license
- That same year: broke my wrist on a skateboard, had to cancel training for the tax prep license
2012 – graduated from WGU undergraduate with honors
2014 – after tax preparation failure, started building and identifying as “the Philosopher Accountant” in a particularly unstable period of my life
- That same year: connected with a girl and drove across the country from New York to California to meet her (with a major auto accident along the way in Pennsylvania)
2015 – finished my first book, though it was never published
2016 – got married, vacationed in Seattle
- That same year: finished the proto-version of AdequateLife
- That same year: finished the proto-version of TheoLogos
2017 – wife and I committed our lifestyle to fully trusting God
- That same year: moved to fifth-wheel trailer given to us on an empty plot of land
- That same year: wife has eclamptic seizure and emergency C-section, first son born
- That same year: traveled the country as a truck driver
2018 – moved family from California to Iowa
2019 – after a damage-free black ice trucking event, mixed with some blame-shifting by management, renounced driving and moved to tech work
2020 – second child born at the height of COVID-19 pandemonium
- That same year: finished GainedInSite
2021 – waived my Miranda Rights with the police and spent some time in jail
2022 – with much effort acquired a probationary insurance license
- That same year: created NotaGenius
Who I Am
I’ve always wanted to understand everything. Not just to be able to feel it, but where I can explain it in plain English.
But, I wasn’t granted a particularly healthy background. My parents’ preoccupation with the toils of daily living forced me to discover myself how to shape a life. Since nobody offered me advice or guidance, I had to be totally self-led and self-sufficient.
I’ve nearly completely redeemed myself from it and have become the architect and designer of my own life, but I still fight straggler issues that get in the way of living out what I want to see.
I value wisdom deeply. While it may represent itself with simple principles (e.g., “don’t buy everything full-price”), it condenses to broader concepts (e.g., “be cautious on what you spend”), but only goes so far (e.g., “it’s a bad idea to not pay your employees”). Ideas are, to me, a precise calculation that requires the rigor and attention that we give math or law.
Given the era I’m in, my purpose in life is to fight over-information that dilutes meaning by condensing it. This is easier said than done, though, because wise thoughts fight on the same playing field as foolish blathering, and fashions judge it based on who sounded cooler while saying it.
My goal isn’t to make lots of things, or make money off them. I care more about high-quality and the farthest exposure possible.
With that said, I also enjoy doing non-mind-related things. Experience tethers us to reality far more than knowledge.
Of course, the previous two paragraphs mean I’m probably not billionaire entrepreneurship material. I just don’t have the vision to monetize my ideas. My labor, sure, but my fear is my ideas are either life-changing (and I’ll harm those who need it but can’t afford it) or are worthless (and I’m a huckster).
I’m a WYSIWYG human quine: I’m terrible at image management, but as competent as everything I plainly show. Though undetectable initially, I’m secretly high-functioning ASD with notes of ADHD, a sprinkling of BPAD, and a side order of PTSD. My high-conscientiousness and high-neuroticism personality makes me a likeable tornado laser of crazy ideas obsessed about completely following every rule.
If you really want to know what I’m up to, I semi-routinely update my /now page, where I also publish future updates.
Email is the best way to contact me at “dave at stucky period tech”.