I suck at this.

I started this "Today I Learned" section because I wanted to share things I found interesting, and because I thought a daily public-facing post would be an interesting experience.

It has been. Part of what I've learned is that I'm bad at it. I thoroughly understand the value of writing every day - Seth Godin's daily thoughts are one of my favorite parts of my inbox - but it's not a great fit for my lifestyle. More importantly, I clearly haven't prioritized it very highly. This has led to more than zero guilt and anxiety about an elective activity that I completely manufactured for myself.

So, I've made a decision to eventually retire or repurpose this section of my website, in favor of a new newsletter. This newsletter will give me the space to regularly share what I'm excited about, which is what I was really after, without the chronic feeling of slipping behind.

I hope you'll join me!

Cumulative lessons

Here's a thing I've been learning every day for about 2.5 months: I'm not very good at keeping up with posting something every day. No matter - I'm giving it another go. 

I'm partially compensating with a few items from this week, plus some photos.

On Tuesday, I learned how beautiful the Coastal Trail in San Francisco is.

On Wednesday, I learned that San Jose City Hall was designed by Richard Meier, who also designed the Getty Center.

Today, I learned how to use a selfie stick. I do not believe I'll be using one again, but it was kind of a requirement for the location.

That should cover it for this week. Fingers crossed for remember the next few days!

Median rent and median renter income

Nationally, median rent is $920. In Philadelphia, median rent is $915, so it's pretty close. But! Gross median income for households that rent is $33,219 nationally, and only $26,624 in Philadelphia. So, the 41% I posted about the other day is way above average. 

Also worth noting that the recommended percentage of income to spend on rent is 30%, and I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be a percentage of net income, not the gross figures provided above.