JP's Musings
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John Paul Narowski

John Paul Narowski


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 throughly enjoyed the journey.

How to Stop Snoozing for Good

Wake up with the sunrise As I gaze across an impossibly expansive kale-green meadow, the sky explodes with flying monkeys. I have the distinct feeling that I’m inside the tree but I’m also human. Obviously, the only thing to do is embark down the river to chase after … DAAAAAAAAA. My soul is ripped awake by the ear-piercing sound of [...]

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Escaping the Friend Zone

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 [...]

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A Smile Just Beneath the Surface

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, [...]

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For the Walk Alone

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 [...]

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A Thought From Stillness

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, [...]

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