Paper Planes & Packets

For 2018, I decided to write a letter a month in an attempt to keep in touch with my friends and readers.

No matter how busy life got, and even if I couldn’t make the time to write a new post, I never failed to send a letter.

I fell in love with the habit and the joy of reading everyone’s thoughtful replies, and so I kept with it.

Below you’ll find the letters that I have sent out so far. The ones marked with a star (猸愶笍) include my current favorites, which could be songs, books, products, lifestyle experiments, or anything else that I’m currently enjoying.

馃摤 If you’d like to receive my letters (the first weekend of every month), please drop your e-mail address here: Paper Planes & Packets, and I’ll take care of the rest.

Latest Letter

January/February 路 Dead Time


January 路 Learning Optimism
February 路 One Big Thing
March 路 Stop Thinking You Are Special
April 路 Life Suspended
May 路 Black Hole
June 路 Surprise
July/August 路 Spike It
September/October 路 Courage Again
November/December 路 Heal


January 路 Doing Nothing
February/March 路 Keeping Secrets
April 路 Less Mad
May 路 We Need to Talk 猸愶笍
June 路 Shifting Sands
July 路 In Another Life
August 路 Four-Day Workweeks 猸愶笍
September 路 Nomad No More
October 路 Stress
November 路 Turning Insult Into Strength
December 路 Courage for Sale


January 路 Better Than Ever
February 路 Apologies
March 路 Sabotage
April 路 Surrender
May 路 Staying Sane 猸愶笍
June 路 Permission to Write
July 路 Be More Like a Man
August 路 Play 猸愶笍
September 路 Counting the Bounty 猸愶笍
October 路 Moving Into Fear
November 路 The Silver Lining
December 路 Prove Them Right


January 路 New Year Commitments
February 路 Morning Rituals
March 路 The Darkest Question of All
April 路 Resistance
May 路 Wish Making
June 路 Begin Again 猸愶笍
July 路 Vulnerability
August 路 A Temporary Mess
September/October 路 Home Stretch 猸愶笍
November 路 Peace
December 路 Finding My Craft


January 路 Decisions
February 路 Trust, More Decisions
March 路 On the Other Side of Code聽猸愶笍
April 路 Fear
May 路 Milestones聽猸愶笍
June 路 Mastery
July 路 Coding = Writing
August 路 Fear of Flying
September 路 To-Dos
October 路 Bringing Back Dating (+ Fall Equinox and the Keto Diet) 猸愶笍
November 路 Self-Care 猸愶笍
December 路 End of Year Reflections, Past Year Review