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The Great American Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the USA experiences a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979. I was lucky enough to be able to see it. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about the event and wanted to reflect on the experience. The eclipse, for me, started in the spring of 2016. […]

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Writing a Book

At some point in my life, I’m actually going to write a book. I’ve said that for a while and it’s always felt nice and easy to say, but I mean it, I really want to. I love reading books. Basically any time I finish a book, particularly if it was a good one, I […]

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30 Years

I’ve tried to write, in a number of ways, a blog post about turning 30. It’s been difficult to find my audience for this piece. I worry that anyone on either side of this milestone will find my writing a weird combination of self-indulgent, naive, and dramatic. But, as it stands, I feel compelled to […]

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Lighthouse Update

Over a year ago I made a post about how I don’t know what I’m doing professionally. That I didn’t have a lighthouse to guide me during times that were difficult or when my path was uncertain. This post is an update to that fact. Spoiler alert: I might’ve found my lighthouse. When I was a […]

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I don’t know what I’m doing with my life professionally. You probably don’t either. Well, maybe you do. Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who came out of the gate knowing precisely the direction they wanted to head. You know those people, the ones who had a clear vision of where they wanted to […]

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Fitness as Fashion

I had a flash of clarity the other day about fashion. The first bit of truth was that I suck at it. Sure, I can throw on a pair of jeans and a nice shirt and look decent. My nice suit looks pretty good on me too. But, in general, I suck at fashion and […]

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Thoughts in the Wild

My mind wanders from thought to thought. Mental parkour that balances on one idea long enough to get to the next without lingering long enough to establish a true connection. What is it my brain needs? It’s the age-old ponderance of everyone who has thought for long at all. What is immediately clear is I […]

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Look in the Mirror

When was the last time you looked in the mirror? Not the one you stare in when brushing your teeth. The one that a friend holds up to reveal the ugly parts of your life. The one that shows you’re not the man or woman you want to be. The one that throws back in […]

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The Beginning of The End

In August of last year some of my closest friends held a party. “The Beginning of the End” it was called and it was the perfect description for a momentous occasion. It was the start of the last year for both the two hosts as roommates and for many of us currently in graduate school. […]

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Little Wins

One of the many things I’ve learned over the years about happiness is that summarily acknowledging at the end of the day what you’re grateful for can have a net positive effect on your happiness. A simple gratitude journal can do wonders to help put a seemingly negative day in it’s true light. I’ve enjoyed […]

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