In loose category and no particular order, other than I think they warrant mentioning.
- Communications and mental health. Two things that really greatly influenced me was reading Nonviolent Communications and doing Mood Gym.
- Inclusion (continuation). Compared to last decade I’ve practiced in larger groups and communities, from workplace to church. Two books that stick with me are White Fragility and Dear Church: A Love Letter From a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US.
- Business. I incorporated my own business, Day of the Shirt, for which I’ve been filing taxes, hiring contractors, and businessing since 2011.
- Fiction. Malazan Book of the Fallen. Jemisin’s Inheritance and broken Earth trilogies. Up to book 26 of The Cat Who…. Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. The Dark Tower series. And the entirety of Discworld.
- Many deaths. Dottie Stephens. Many folks from Church: Dale, Clifton, Sam, Kirsten.
- Affluence and finance. The move to software engineering has had a four-fold increase on my income. As well as the matters of founders stock, options, shares, RSUs, etc. We bought a new car.
- Marriage. Angelina and I got married in 2014 in San Francisco. We’ve also been together for the entirety of the decade.
- Membership organizations (continuation). I became a member of St. Francis Lutheran Church, the South End Rowing Club, Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, and numerous museums.
- Cat changes. We lost Jose Pierpont, but gained Sally Ride and Billie Jean King.
- Extended family. Living near a lot of extended family has been a new experience and we’ve gained many new nephews and nieces around the country.
- Spending time together. This decade has been marked by a ramping up of weekend trips and travel, from Calistoga to Australia.
- San Francisco. 8 years of this decade have been spent in San Francisco, longer even then my time in Boston where I spent the majority of the naughties.
- Transition from community-based work to software/tech. Shutting down the Transmission Project and Digital Arts Service Corps was hard. Software/Tech is fine.
- I have great appreciation for friends and colleagues who have introduce me to the body of work on ergonomics is software development. For example, DevOps, Extreme programming, TDD, and Christopher Alexander.
- Facilitation, Coaching and Sponsorship (continue). Still doing it.