Bloomington Indiana: On this day in 1954, a baby was born to an ophthalmologist and teacher. Almost from the word go, the child showed an interest in art-especially music & the radio. He was also hyper. Like, really hyper — enough so that his parents referred to it as “monkey hour,” and sent him to a psychiatrist […]


“It’s easy to go somewhere and win a championship with somebody else … this is the hard way to do it and we did it.”  ~Giannis Antetokounmpo  A huge part of the larger discourse of late has been the rise of social media, and the influence it has on the populace. There is no shortage of […]


“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”  — Marie Curie  When I was a kid, my dad traveled often for business. He’d come home with the usual souvenirs he probably grabbed at the airport (my dresser was full of “Visit New Hampshire” type shirts) and would tell us about the cool places […]

02. July.2021

When I first moved to the Midwest I found an apartment that had one of those wall-mounted heater/AC units you see in hotels. I thought I was getting a steal. Growing up in Portland, a lot of people didn’t have A/C. It rarely really gotthat hot, so it never occurred to me that this was standard […]

04. June.2021

Several orders of magnitude more than what you’d need Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains. Photo by author. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher  I assure you I’m not turning this into a “tales from the office” sort of […]

5 Things I’m Into This week #13

My weekly series is now a teenager. Who’d have thought?! Here are 5 things of value I wanted to share with you this week: There’s always an aviation angle, and here is an awesome board game an airline employee has created. It’s on a crowdsourcing site right now. Definitely check it out! My playlist this past week. Of course, there’s Daft […]

5 Things I’m Into This Week #12

406 days. A little over 13 months after I tore my knee up, I finally stepped back onto the same soccer field. It’s weird to finally do something you’ve spent so much time & energy working toward. I’d also be lying if I said I wasn’t just a little apprehensive on the drive over. The […]


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