Once upon a time there was a wild parkour-hoppin’ dude named JP. He moved to Denver in search of life, liberty and love. One fateful...
Exploring the Intersection of Travel, Self Care, and Entrepreneurship.
Once upon a time there was a wild parkour-hoppin’ dude named JP. He moved to Denver in search of life, liberty and love. One fateful day, his sister invited him to a Derby Day party. Derby day is a pastel forward event in which everyone gets all fancy-like to sport elaborate hats and pinstripe suits. This entire day is crafted to celebrate [...]John Paul Narowski
I am exuberance, once I shed my layer of today. A deep and lasting smile lies just beneath the surface So close and yet impossibly hidden, if you don’t stop to feel its rays It’s free and rich and everlasting It’s much closer than you think You’re touching it already, let it shine through warm embrace Like your breath, [...]John Paul Narowski
Dawn or dusk, it makes no difference to the stars Crunching the earth below, step by step The present is filled with a crisp forever The future and past fade, more fantasy than the wildest tale Each breath tastes light and free, rid of the jaded weight of progress The here and now is rich with non-doing Each previous step is quickly erased [...]John Paul Narowski
A thought from stillness A boat gliding across the waves A day, a week, a month may pass without existing the maze What joy, what life, what effervescence is found inside the space That force and will and huff and puff can simply not replace It’s air, not fire, space, not might that guides and grows the blaze It’s pause, not run, [...]John Paul Narowski
For the sake of brevity, we’re going to operate under the assumption that you already have docker and docker-compose running on your Mac. If you don’t, here are some instructions: Installing Docker for Mac Docker for Mac is one of the new kids on the Docker block. It uses a lightweight VM instead of relying on Virtualbox or Vagrant. [...]John Paul Narowski
While being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs (a tad bit of an understatement?), it’s often not the massive failures or successes that wreck you, it’s the silent-but-deadly killers that sink your ship. I learned this the hard way. I burned my hand, bad. Over the last five years, I’ve been focusing most of my effort on a web-based [...]John Paul Narowski
I’m in a hand woven hammock, swaying in the breeze as waves kiss the beach. The three three things floating through my head are: where to go snorkeling, should I get another beer, and how to deal with this cargo ship sized guilt lodged in my chest. I came to Thailand with noble intentions – to be productive, while traveling aboard. [...]John Paul Narowski
This is the first post in a 6 part series walking you through the process of building an enterprise application in React and Redux. We found TodoMVC (and other examples like that) to be far too lacking when it came down to building real, scalable applications. We needed examples of paging, how to organize our code so we weren’t bogged [...]John Paul Narowski
My name is John-Paul Narowski, and I’ve been hacking at various business ideas since I was 16. I’m a full stack developer and love crafting user experiences. I’ve been nose deep in code since I put the legos down, and built several successful businesses in the process. I’ve lost some hair, gained some experience and thoroughly [...]John Paul Narowski
With all the noise around strategies, growth, development, funding, and about a billion other things, it’s easy to lose the motivation behind what you do. I wanted to share the philosophies I’ve come to appreciate over the course of my professional career. The business climate is changing fast, and the companies who embrace the [...]John Paul Narowski