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The Intentionally Accidental Life

This is the text of the speech I recently gave at my Toastmasters meeting, which is why I say that you’re listening to something you’re clearly reading on a screen. “We judge others by their actions but we judge ourselves by our intentions.” A year ago I was going to become a blogger who traveled the […]

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Demanding your Attention

Recently, I was made painfully aware of the need to be conscious about who is demanding your attention. In the span of 16 hours of wakefulness, I had a slew of emails, 3 phone calls, a solicitor on my porch, numerous coworker requests, and random texts from friends. None of these events are remarkable on […]

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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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How to Survive When You’re Getting a Divorce

Here is a link to the audio version of this post. — Getting divorced is something that no metaphor can succinctly describe. The amount of loss inherent to the act is astounding and hearing about it pales in comparison to the actual experience. One of the first things I had to learn once I moved […]

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Viva Colombia!

For about a month now I’ve thought about how I want to write about Colombia. Originally I tried to do it in the form of momentos, similar to what I did for Bonnaroo. Then I tried to parse out particular stories that might be worth sharing in a longer format. Failing those ideas I simply […]

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Bonnaroo 2013 Momentos

This post is inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Niall Doherty. Bonnaroo seemed like the perfect fit for this kind of story telling. These are in roughly chronological order. Pretty Lights was a lie. These weren’t just pretty lights, they were of an intensity unmatched by any other show. His DJ stand was set atop […]

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Thoughts on Marriage

One of the things about getting a divorce is that I’ve spent a lot of time reassessing the motivations for why I got married and my current beliefs about marriage. As evidenced by the arguably short amount of time I was married there were several problems with my marriage. But perhaps it’s final trajectory could […]

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Good Without God

I recently finished reading Good Without God by Greg Epstein. About halfway through I came across a section that resonated deeply with me and I wanted to share it. These words come from Sherwin Wine, a friend of the author. He is speaking on what it means to cultivate dignity. The first [principle] is high […]

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Walking Through Memory

This morning was such a idyllic environment that I decided to go for a walk. There are no trails on my grandparent’s property meaning I have to make my own or simply follow the road. I chose the road and started walking in the opposite direction from which I drove in. Best I could tell, […]

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Crossing Paths

“Sleeping out all night beneath the desert stars, a dream in my eye and a prayer in my heart” We all walk our own path on the journey of our lives. Each is completely unique and no one else can fully know another’s. At times, two paths may parallel for a while and touch during […]

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