This post continues the tradition of publishing an annual report detailing the year’s work and learnings from Poesie, my daily poetry app. This report will include some basic stats on the finances and growth of the app, along with a brief discussion around the paid app model. I want it…


Every week on Poesie, we feature a curated poetry collection showcasing top picks from a theme or era in history. I thought it would be nice to share some lists publicly for anyone searching for poetry. Each selection includes some info about the author, a link to read or purchase…


This post summarizes some basic information about taxes for a C-Corporation in the United States. For those of you who are just starting up a corporation and getting into this, it may be a helpful read. Even if you outsource the work, it may still be useful to hear an…


Today, I want to provide an overview of Bach’s incredible collection of Violin Sonatas and Partitas for anyone who is exploring these for the first time. In this article, I’ll give a bit of historical context, a description of each of the works, and some suggestions for recordings. …


This is a collection of observations from my first time ever reading through the entire Bible (Old and New Testament). It is not organized with any specific thesis, just some thoughts and notes focused mainly on historical content and not as much on religious commentary. I do hope I can…


This document continues the annual tradition of publishing a yearly overview of progress, mission, and roadmap for the app Poesie. Our main progress over the past year included setting up partnerships with contemporary poets around the world and beginning to earn revenue via a subscription model. Our work ahead includes…


In this post I will share an introduction and description of the Standard Model of Modern Physics. It will be geared towards people with a basic understanding of physics… you should know that there is such a thing as an “atom”, but you may not need to know that there…


In August 2019 I incorporated a business to manage the payments for my poetry app, Poesie. This blog post outlines the steps I took during incorporation. Even if you have someone doing this for you, it may still be helpful to get a basic overview.

A major disclaimer: I am…


There are three sections in this blog post: (1) The science of pitch, and how a musical vocabulary is created. (2) The technical basics of classical music, how pitches are combined to create and release tension. (3) A retrospective of classical music in terms of this approach to tension and…


Intro

This is a quick blog post detailing the changes in app usage patterns after an app redesign and the subsequent introduction of in-app badging. If there is one main takeaway from the blog post it should be this:

Learning how to use a multi-tabbed app is hard, but great content…

Ben Bregman

I love music and literature. This is my app: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1332841582.

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