Feel What You Hear

It was once suggested to me that we will spend the rest of our lives loving the music we listened to in our youths more than anything else that we will ever hear. And that may be true. But I disagree with the presented rationale. The presenter of this argument, let's call him Tim, claimed [...]

Vindicated

Vindicated

Halloween is a strange time when people wear crazy outfits, drink like the key to life is hidden at the bottom of a bottle of cheap vodka, and desperately try to seem attractive. So it's college, basically. Fitting, then, that ten years ago I got to enjoy my first college Halloween. For the record, I failed [...]

The Endless Cycle

It's always something. There's always some new gizmo or updated gadget or impeccable piece of software begging to be purchased and fawned over in all its shiny, fleeting glory. But even if I succumb to the lure of buying a Kindle or updating my iPhone or taking the plunge and buying a PS4 (so that [...]

The Kindle Dilemma

Partly because I'm easily ensnared by shiny new things and partly because I try to be a devout practitioner of efficiency, I'm very tempted to purchase the forthcoming, revamped Amazon Kindle. I've never owned an true e-reader before (though I do own an iPad) and the allure of the Kindle has always been obvious to [...]

Among the Mud People: A Review of Riot Fest Chicago

Among the Mud People: A Review of Riot Fest Chicago

Over the weekend I traveled to Chicago with my friends Matt and Brenda in order to attended all three days of the Riot Fest music festival. The whole weekend, held in the Windy City's Humboldt Park, was a strangely segmented affair and trying to turn all of my thoughts from it into one cohesive piece seems not only painfully [...]

Who Am I?

I'm a big creative project starter. Songs, stories, blogs, and books (still working on the link for that last one) - at some time or another I've started writing all of them. My goal is to finish these projects. Well, at least some of them. Someday. Maybe tomorrow. No need to rush into anything. In the interim - [...]

Burrito Baby

Burrito Baby

After some failed errand-running that involved a hockey girdle, the state of California, and a monkey company (don't ask), I ended up at a Mexican place for lunch. More specifically, a Qdoba. And I think they tried to kill me. Now, let me get a couple things out in the open here. First: Obviously, whatever homicide [...]

Le Décorateur

It's been eight and a half months since Caitlin and I bought our house and, admittedly, we've been very busy in that span: we adopted Jersey, we got married, we painted, and then the basement flooded. The confluence of all those events meant that we haven't had a whole lot of time (or, perhaps more importantly, [...]