Hi! I’m Bryan. I’m a human, Christian, and Latter-day Saint (Mormon). I’m a disciple of Jesus (always a work-in-progress) interested in worship, community, intellectual life, scripture, and technology. I love books, which I buy faster than I read, alas. I live in New York City, and work as a software (UX) designer.

“Stagger Onward Rejoicing” is a space I made to think out loud about life’s big questions and how to work . I want to refine my approach to life, to God, to scripture, to prayer, to place, to family, and to everything else God has given me. Given my day-job, I’m also really interested in the ethics of technology.

Why the name “Stagger Onward Rejoicing”?

I take the name from W.H. Auden’s wonderful poem “Atlantis,” which describes a man’s determined quest to find something beyond him. The phrase also evokes a story by Tolstoy that was shared in an LDS General Conference by Elder Holland, a story that touched me deeply. The image of someone staggering on the true road, charging forward unevenly, even drunkenly, but rejoicing all the same–that is my journey. Sometimes my path is straight; other times it is winding; always, I hope, the aim is God.