Hi! I'm Alex! I’m a teacher, learner, writer, maker of things, and haver of fun. Thank you so much for visiting the site, and I look forward to getting to know you! Unless of course you're not a nice human in which case... maybe leave?

I am an insatiably curious person who thinks a lot about learning, stories, and the meaning of life. 

My mission is to help people:

  • Feel more competent, more cared for, and better understood.

  • Learn things that they find meaningful and valuable.

  • Solve interesting problems, and have exciting adventures.


Currently, I'm in Vermont, working with young people, writing, making art, helping people acquire food, and hosting workshops through my business, Fun is a Necessity. This is honestly a really fun chapter in my life. I hope you have a great day, or if it isn't so great, I hope that it improves soon!

My word collections. 


Below you'll find some recent-ish writing of mine (and here you'll find even more), featuring thoughts and stories tangentially related to everything from technology to teaching to tarantulas. Opinions recorded therein were held with conviction at the time of writing and are subject to change on a whim. 

Word collections I appreciate and admire.


These are some of my favorite talks/videos/speeches. I hope you enjoy them and learn something new! 

Definitely send me your own favorites as well, or any thoughts on these you'd like to discuss! 

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Some favorite tools, resources, and ideas

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