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Blog: Back in the (office) saddle, and I launch a new series

People often ask me, “What’s your ultimate goal for Deft Communications?” which I suppose is an honest enough question, but never fails to make me laugh both because of how boring and seemingly unambitious my answer is. Here’s my honest [...]

November 29, 2017 Blog, Inside My Head, News


I’m starting to wonder if anyone ever truly and fully grows up. I don’t know if adulthood ever completely takes in anyone because some of the neural pathways you set seem so irrevocable that you never change. Or perhaps it’s [...]

March 27, 2017 Blog, Inside My Head, Music


I’ll admit to not understanding the Taylor Swift thing in the least until very recently. Until that “Shake It Off” song stormed everyone’s consciousness earlier this year, I couldn’t even name you a single Taylor Swift song. In fact, outside [...]

September 22, 2015 Blog, Inside My Head, Music


“Do you know about his strength in convictions? Or how she puts all her faith in religion? Did you take the time to really discover how little we know about each other?” That’s from a song called “All My Best [...]

September 16, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head


In last week’s article I talked about how that Arcade Fire song, “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains),” made me feel many of the feels. The biggest reason for that is this video, created by Brooks Wheelan. He notes that “if [...]

September 2, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head


For basically the first time in my life, I ran on the treadmill for an extended period of time. To quote myself whenever I talk about running, “I did not enjoy it!” But then, I also sort of did because [...]

July 22, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head


I find myself struggling to churn out blog posts at the clip I used to. Ideas don’t appear in my brain the way they used to like a suddenly re-spawned Halo character. I hadn’t been able to put my finger [...]

July 8, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head


It’s been 10 years since I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Speech Communication. And since it’s graduation season, I thought it a nice opportunity to reflect on what I was like then versus what I’m like [...]

May 27, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head


(I wrote this while half in the bag Friday night. Outside of a few minor grammatical corrections, this is untouched from that writing.) I’m watching WWF Vengeance 2001 on the WWE Network. It’s the one where Chris Jericho unifies the [...]

May 13, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head, Parenthood


Last Saturday night 90.5 KCSU fm, my old college radio station, hosted an alumni party in honor of its 50th Anniversary. I’m pretty sure my era of KCSU turned out the most people, and you can see a bunch of [...]

May 6, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head, Tribute