I was introduced to the contemporary thinkers in the areas of productivity, knowledge management and principled living after I started trying to implement P.A.R.A. using Evernote during the summer of 2021 and switched to Obsidian.md during the fall of 2021 as an Evernote replacement. I have some history with these topics, so P.A.R.A. resonated with me for information storage and retrieval. It did not address task/to-do management or Knowledge Synthesis_f so I struggled for a few months until the Building a Second Brain Summit in March 2022. August Bradley and Nick Milo started my recognition that Obsidian.md could actually provide bridges between these critical areas.

As I started on this phase of my journey and realized that much of what I was doing was in flux (but gelling if not setting yet)., I wanted to capture the process of development (for me) and provide an example of customizing these ideas (for you).

It is ok to try things that end up not being in the final cut and to even share the efforts in public

I plan on explaining what I’m doing or have done, some of what I’m thinking and the inspiration for my thinking.

Please reach out to me with comments and ideas at bruce@bylos.net.