Unspoken Rules

Humans are strange and complex. Often times we do things that baffle us and those around us in equal measure. We say things then think, "I don't actually believe that." We establish rules to govern ourselves, create boundaries that situate others into our world views like stars in a constellation, and sometimes make compromises to …

On Protagonists and Promotions

Today is my last day of my first "grown up" job. I can't count the number of times I've started to write something about this job only to slam on the breaks. It isn't exciting. It isn't exotic. It isn't heart-pounding. As a matter of fact it is often boring, stressful, and annoying. No one …

Here Kitty, Kitty.

Spontaneity. I would call it a fundamental building block in the lives of some people. Certain events snowball, but for those people who are partly (or wholly) fueled by this non-metric element, it's more like a rocket launch. You have an idea. You investigate and/or pursue the idea. Then suddenly you are hundreds of thousands …

The Challenge

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"I am well aware of the hardship I will be facing. I am the first to admit I am remarkably unqualified for such a hazardous undertaking. But this is precisely the point of my journey. I'd like to think an ordinary person is capable of anything." -Robyn Davidson, Tracks I set myself a challenge. I'm …

The Crawl

"Life on planet Earth is a gift. And you only get it for as long as you get it. Then the magic gets blown up." Vapor Meditation by The Liturgists There came a point in my life where, in general I didn't care how I looked. I didn't care how bad my acne was, or …