In one hundred years, from 1900 to 2000, the global population grew from 1.5 billion to 6 billion, a 4.5 billion person increase. By 2050 the global population is expected to reach between 9 and 10 billion. The causes of such massive population growth are the result of advances in healthcare technology, lower mortality rates, […]Read more "Vertical Farming: A Solution to the Future (Chap. 42 in Life On a Treadmill)"
The following is something I wrote in 2007. It was actually a research paper/persuasive essay for someone who was too lazy to do their own work in college. But given how popular marijuana is these days, it seems relevant since most don’t know the history behind the law is (unsurprisingly) full of corruption and corporate […]Read more "Reefer Politics: The History Behind the Illegalization of Marijuana"
I spent three weeks reading through everything I ever wrote, eventually compiling a varied mix of pieces into a book. Imagine standing in front of a mirror naked, thoroughly examining every square inch of your body–and doing so for three weeks with little interaction with the outside world. It’s unnerving, and you’ll find some things […]Read more "The Forgotten Chapter"
This morning I was woken up from a dream where President Obama was lecturing America on terror, religion, and why we need to realize we’re all on a giant carbon ball orbiting through space. Then I realized I fell asleep with CNN on like the old man I am, and that Obama actually gave that […]Read more "Obama, The Muslim (Chapter 10 from Life On a Treadmill)"
It was a handful of years ago when I remember reading a story about a man being arrested for directing traffic in a diaper while performing martial arts with a stick. I laughed at it, made jokes, and shared it with friends. Even more recently, Sussex County and anyone with internet access mocked a Newton […]Read more "We’re All Guilty of Mugshot Shaming"
Every so often Direct TV will call and tell me how awesome of a customer I am and then try and get me to pay more money for channels I don’t want or need. They disguise it as a reward, but it’s not. This particular time the lady was incredibly persistent. I’m just going to […]Read more "Direct TV Really Wants to Improve My Love Life"
If we learned anything from #Ferguson it’s that stupidity runs deep in this country, and that rational thought is often suppressed for what’s most sensational. We are constantly divided by right or left ideologies, and there is no greater evidence than the public debate over what happened between Mike Brown and Darren Wilson. Cops and […]Read more "#Ferguson"
Twenty-seven years on Earth. This is a dangerous year for my kind, but I’m not too concerned. Life has been good.Read more "Today I Am 27. Whoop-dee-doo"
Note: I was lucky enough to snag a gig as the Tour Manager for the Jake Clemons Band. This entry is a brief reflection on our 4th day of tour. We arrived in Bowling Green, Ohio around 11pm and checked in to our AirBnB booking, The Art House. It’s a house adorned with original art, […]Read more "Tour Managing for the First Time"
NOTE: When I woke up this morning I had an urgent email from my editor with a list of local citizens, who had participated in the marathon. “Other sites already have stories. The pressure is on,” she wrote. I cringed, knowing this was the kind of assignment I hate. The kind of assignment where basic […]Read more "Finding the Positive in Tragedy: The Boston Marathon Bombings"