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East/West

Not really a post, but something I just wanted to share because I’ve watched this maybe 25 times this week, and there are still no signs of me slowing down. Out of nowhere, and with no explanation, my friend Jamie sends me a YouTube link via text. I’m not in a good place to open…

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Leadership

“This will have a bit of preamble here, so bear with me. I grew up listening to punk rock, and there’s a lot about it I still love – the aesthetic, the spirit, the DIY attitude – but it often came at the expense of hating everything else. I listen to a podcast called “WTF…

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IUI

When you undergo fertility treatments (mine was by far the most fun and didn’t involve anyone sticking anything inside me, which was not the case for my wife), the doctor then compiles the results of all those tests, reviews them with you, and provides you several options for next steps. One of those options is…

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Workout Song of the Moment #7

Workout Song of the Moment #7 Since my fat ass has actually been going to the gym consistently, I’ve had to add several songs to my workout rotation. What will follow is a periodic update of whichever song has given me added juice on the lifting machines or elliptical trainer. Download these yourselves and enjoy….

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Barenaked

“Nice people having a pleasant evening.” – The official Eks Axis review of Barenaked Ladies, live at Red Rocks, June 19, 2013 How great would something like that look on a tour poster? I grant that sentiment stinks heavily of left-handed compliment, and doesn’t inspire a terrible amount of soul-stirring excitement, but there are certainly…

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Obligation

Am I outgrowing television? Perhaps more pointedly, am I outgrowing my feeling of obligation toward television? It feels strange to think about my obligation to television, as if an electronic device on its own can force a person to do anything, but I think my sense of duty stems more from an inward desire to…

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Critics

I used to love watching TV. That is becoming less and less true. And the only thing I loved more than watching television was reading television criticism. So it should come as no surprise that as my sense of obligation to television is waning (more on that next week) my reading about television continues to…

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Pandora

As I spent a portion of my Saturday applying nearly two full rolls of painter’s tape to my bedroom and master bathroom, I turned on my Roku to Pandora. The station I chose was Strung Out Radio. I listened to this station for over two hours. This was both a terrific way to enhance an…

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Tweets

I recently shared the photo above on Twitter with Eric Young, Jr. I tweeted this: “Hey, @EYJr I know I’m extremely late on this, but thought you’d like this cool photo I got of you 3 Young men.” Two hours later, he tweeted this: “@EksAxis I appreciate it. Thankyou” To anyone who exists in 2013…

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Test

“Welp, I’m heading in here to masturbate,” said no one, ever. Yet, you might as well declare that when you get your sperm tested. It’s a wholly unique exercise that I’m happy to demystify for you since the majority of what I read online wasn’t helpful in the least. So, if you ever have to…

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