It is difficult to organize my thoughts at this moment, but I feel compelled to try. And I’m sure many Americans are feeling similarly overwhelmed, exhausted, and most importantly, enraged at the current state of things in our country. However, let us not forget that the current state of things isn’t all that new, with […]Read more "America is Burning"
Pro athletes compete aggressively with each other but are often friends off the court or field. They know there is a time and place for competition, and because of their circumstances (making millions to do it no matter a win or loss) they can compartmentalize in a healthy way. After all, their literal survival does […]Read more "On Competition"
“I am the river and I will take you to the sea. And we got by, Floating in the water singing, “Hallelujah”, Waiting on the lord, To bring us back home.” ~Behold the River by The Snake The Cross The Crown ************************************************************ In the prologue of the book, The Mills at Winooski Falls, Bert […]Read more "Wild Onions on the River (Chapter 43 from Life on a Treadmill)"
It’s difficult to remember the exact moment I began to accept that Donald Trump would become the next President of the United States. All I know is that it was early in the morning and that no amount of alcohol could overcome the anxiety that seeped throughout my body until I lay frozen in place. […]Read more "Post-Mortem: Election 2016"
Words convey beliefs. Beliefs inform behavior. Words matter. So it amazes me how no matter what Trump has done or said, his supporters desperately grasp at straws to defend him. They try to dismiss it as him saying mean things while Hillary does bad things. Well Trump has done plenty of bad things and the […]Read more "Words Convey Beliefs. Beliefs Inform Behavior."
Look, I know I’m terrible at updating this site. Mostly because I don’t want to post too much of the upcoming book because I’ve learned making money in this economy is exponentially more difficult when you try to do it on your own terms. After all, somewhere along the line (probably in Middle School) I […]Read more "A Bunch of Unrelated and Potentially Pointless Updates [Aug.2016]"
The one thing about my generation and the ones coming up is that, for the most part, we are truly more empathetic and accepting than any generation that’s come before us. The irony, of course, is that we had to learn it from the generations who came before us. We learned it from their own […]Read more "Younger Americans Have a Bright Future–If We Have One At All"
I stopped by Easton tonight to join my buddies Shawn and Kenny on their MicHop Podcast to talk about this weekend’s music festival and campout, SHAKEDOWN BY THE RIVER, American Education, and much more.Read more "Another Visit to MicHop Podcast: Weekend Fun, American Education, and Much More"
The problem (among many) with the current Republican party is that all their candidates are quick to angered vitriol but incapable of swallowing their pride.Read more "I Don’t Know Why I Can’t Stop Talking About This Shit"
True freedom doesn’t exist in a civilized world. Yet we covet the concept of freedom like children covet ice cream. We are a species of delusion. Reality is far too complex for our puny human minds to comprehend, so we shape it to be tolerable. But man, is the idea of total freedom exhilarating. It is […]Read more "Freedom"