Hi, I’m Daniel.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, was employed in Los Angeles, and am currently working on exploring the rest of the world.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve been compelled to write.

For a long time, this compulsion was rooted in the simple fact that, whenever I wanted to express myself, writing was the medium I naturally gravitated towards. I’ve always felt that opinions should be grounded in evidence, and my writing functioned as a coherent, lasting record of what I believed in and why.

After graduating college, interactions with a few key people reinvigorated my enthusiasm for reading, and in turn, writing began to take on an increasingly prominent role in my life. Beyond a tool for self-reflection, it became a canvas for working through abstract notions and philosophies about the reality I lived in – a litmus test to see if an idea looked as good on paper as it sounded in my head. Every time I performed this process, regardless of the outcome, my comprehension of the world deepened ever so slightly. And just as importantly, I learned a little (and sometimes a lot) about myself.

My purpose for starting this blog, then, is two-fold:

  1. To share observations and concepts I feel strongly about (both in the hope that others will benefit from them as I have, and to further develop my own understanding); and
  2. To elicit a crucial ingredient in the process of refining my ideas: your unique perspective.

Enjoy your stay. I look forward to hearing your intellectual suppositions, flattering compliments, and stinging critiques in the comments sections.