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Adulting

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

Thirty-four

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

Politics

“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

Sprawl

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

Treadmill

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

Listening

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
Graduation

Graduation

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
Smoking

Smoking

(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
Reunion

Reunion

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
Escape

Escape

This adorable little jerkface likes to make escape attempts whenever possible. Only once has he been successful, and only did he need a 2-minute window of opportunity to do so. My sister-in-law stayed with us once and opened the egress [...]

April 29, 2014 Blog, Inside My Head, Meowing Jerks