Once there was a geeky kid in New York City. He spent many happy hours up and down California and in Portland, Oregon, a year in Milwaukee, and then moved back to New York. There he tried to start an invention company and failed, worked as a graphic designer and struggled, became a computer guy and then workflow guy in corporate publishing and was unsatisfied, became a general fixer for rich folks to buy time, and finally moved back to Portland, Oregon.
Maybe he should have stayed there. Oh, well.
Now he runs a tiny but growing publishing company (Streetcar Press) is active in local sustainability-related stuff (most notably ReCode) and generally keeps busy.
And he's much happier.
Sustainability-related technologies, publishing, DIY, space, design and architecture, human behavior, military history, and all sorts of things relevant to how and why things work the way they do.