The Mañana Rant

My wife and I have lived in New Mexico for the last four years. We moved there from North Carolina and knew that we would need to adjust to some cultural differences. We have dealt with several large moves in the past, so this was nothing new to us. We quickly...

Life is a Quest for Isolation

I recently had a conversation with a tedious individual. We have all met this person before. It’s someone who justifies every action by referring to life as a game. “It’s all just a game, bro.” This attitude has always struck me as somewhat...

Gen X in the Modern World

I am a member of Generation X, that often forgotten group between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. It’s a strange place to be in regards to the Information Age. We are old enough to remember what life was like before the Internet, yet young enough to be...

Truth vs. Fact, A Battle Royale

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am deathly allergic to politics. I hate thinking about them, I hate talking about them, and I go out of my way to neutralize any conversation that veers towards them. Why? Because I refuse to waste my time hurling logic...

A Year of Calisthenics: The Verdict

This time last year, I was having a fitness crisis. (A bit melodramatic, but still.) I hated the gym. I grew weary of fitness classes, team sports, and endurance challenges. In short, I started to hate keeping in shape. But, succumbing to inertia wasn’t an...

Why I Watch Soccer Instead of Football

For the most part, mentioning that you are a Premier League fan to an American will garner some confused looks. Further clarification that you are a football fan will garner a brief flicker of camaraderie before they realize what you actually meant: soccer, i.e....

The Murky World of Newsletters

Before I get into the meat of this post, know that I am fully aware that authors are divided on this subject. You can find well-written articles on either side of the spectrum, all with valid and demonstrable points. I am not arguing for my side, just explaining my...

Gusty Winds May Exist

Douglas Adams has been my favorite author since childhood. I celebrate the man’s entire library and I am always in the mood to revisit the eccentric worlds of Arthur Dent or Dirk Gently. I even dedicated my novel Max and the Multiverse to his memory. In fact, my...