Gen X in the Modern World

I am a member of Generation X, the often forgotten group between the Baby Boomers and 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 tech...

Why I Watch Soccer Instead of Football

For the most part, mentioning that you are a Premier League fan in America will often 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....

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

When I was in college, a few friends and I attended Lollapalooza 96 at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Little did I know that this particular show would turn into one of the scariest experiences of my life. First, a little backstory. I was a concert fiend...

Why I Don’t Allow Comments

I am willing to bet that most of us view comment sections as toxic pits of vomit and despair. If you ever want to destroy your faith in humanity, just visit the comments section of any divisive article. The stench of rotting feces is enough to drop an elephant. It...

Asking Why Simplifies Everything

I like to describe myself as a compulsive dabbler. I actively seek new knowledge and experience. At any given time, I will have a handful of primary interests and more half-hobbies than I can count. And whenever I try to quantify my recreations, I always hear The...