My name is Bryan. I’m a Latter-day Saint (Mormon), Christian, husband, and designer. I was living in New York City, and will live there again soon, but am currently riding out the last stages of the pandemic with family in Utah County. By day I work in user experience design–building technology and software. During my extra hours, I enjoy reading, writing, drawing, making music, and exploring wherever I am.
“Stagger Onward Rejoicing” is a space I made to think out loud about life’s big questions. 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 his quest to find God. The phrase also evokes a story by Tolstoy that was shared in 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.