This website is pretty new. I was tired of having all of the different things that I do in so many different places. The goal of this site is to showcase all of the projects and work that I do, while allowing me to share my own personal experiences and processes. So this website will be updated on a continuous basis as my projects grow. Right now, I am mostly in the phase of putting all of my projects into my Portfolio. I will continue to add to those as I hit milestones in those projects, but I will also be tracking progress, learnings and experiences via my blog.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s been added around here so far:
I remember vividly the day that Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States because it snowed. I was still living in Wilmington, North Carolina where snow is a rare thing. Fast forward approximately 4 years to the day after Obama’s re-election where we received around 4-6 inches of snow in my current residence of Brooklyn, NY. Only this time, people just go about their day as usual with the snow being a minor inconvenience (a major inconvenience for those impacted by Hurricane #Sandy).
Here’s the progression of my first snow of the year:
I recently relocated to Brooklyn from North Carolina and I thought I wouldn’t have to experience hurricanes again. Hurricane Sandy proved that wrong on October 29th, 2012. Luckily, the area that I live in wasn’t affected at all by the storm. But all the areas surrounding me got hit pretty badly and there’s so much flood damage. The map below shows the affected areas.
It was really interesting to see the affects of a Hurricane on a major metropolis scale compared to smaller, more rural towns. Up here, everything is more compact and there’s a lot more people, so if a storm hit either place with the same strength, the damage to the major city is going to experience more damage of course.
My fondest memory of hurricanes while growing up was always the sense of community that was felt after the storm. When all the neighbors were out in their yards, walking the streets and checking on their neighbors. I always liked it when things brought the community together. There are a lot of relief efforts happening in NYC and the affected areas.