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23.July.2021

“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 […]

09.July.2021

“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 […]

5 Things I’m Into This Week #11

We’re in a brutal cold snap here in the upper Midwest, but the sun is out and visibility is clear-and-a-million. It’s all a matter of perspective, I guess. Here are 5 things that grabbed my attention this past week. Wherever this finds you, I hope you’re safe and warm… Or that it’s at least sunny.  […]

5 Things I’m Into #10

Hi everyone— February is always a kind of interstitial space for me. In my mind fall was a lifetime ago, and spring’s just ahead. Usually, I’m coming off a week of chasing the sun, which lets me frame the rest of winter as a downhill sprint. This year, we stayed home, and so everything feels just […]

5 Things I’m Into this Week #9

While all of us were distracted with “GameStock,” new variants of COVID, and new levels GOP bat-shittery, the new administration was busy getting down to business. Biden spent most of his first days in office, well, actually, working. He ended the so-called “Muslim ban,” reframed the battle against COVID as a “wartime effort” (finally!), and rejoined the World Health […]

5 Things I’m Into This Week #8

It’s a new day in America, and we can all collectively exhale. Watching the inauguration this week, I felt real joy and hope. I was asked what I liked best about the speeches. My response: “I think what impressed me most about yesterday’s speeches was what they lacked. There was no bile or name-calling.There was […]

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