Hi, my name’s Dane Johnson. I’m a writer and an avid reader who regularly deep-dives into a wide range of topics that pique my curiosity – everything from finance to spirituality to design to ecology. Learning and exploring, whether through travel, projects, or literature, are core to who I am. I’ll share what I learn along the way here on my blog and through my reading list.

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What’s happening now…

Location: Chicago

Reading: The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs; Kiss The Ground by Josh Tickell; & Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. For a full list of what I’ve read so far in 2019 click right here.

Learning: Currently enrolled in Beginner Level Mandarin Chinese classes at Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center. Additionally, I’ve been absorbing as much as possible about financial literacy and wealth-building through various books and thought leaders — a resource doc is in the works.

Writing: My good friend Muffadal Saylawala and I are working on his memoir, which you can get an overview of right here. Also, check out my blog for most recent stories and poems.

Coffee: You can find specialty-grade, freshly roasted coffees to enjoy from my company Clementine Coffee Roasters. We ship anywhere in the country, and offer a subscription service.


Go on now, feel free to creep my gram.