A few months ago I suddenly stopped posting any blog posts for quite a while. This break wasn't specifically planned, and I honestly was planning on getting right back to the semi-weekly schedule. However, as the spring semester continued I found myself more and more burnt out to the point that I couldn't even think … Continue reading An Unplanned Break…
But what about the good?
As some of you may know, I became a dad back in 2020 and then again in early 2022. I would go into the normal tirade of how being a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me, and that I didn’t know love until I had these kids, but that’s just not … Continue reading But what about the good?
Vlogging in 2023
Over the past two months, I’ve regularly recorded and posted short 3-4 minute videos on my YouTube channel. This format is very different from the more highly-edited longer videos I’ve traditionally made on YouTube over the course of the last 10 years. As such, I’ve been watching similar YouTube channels in search of inspiration which … Continue reading Vlogging in 2023
Things might not work out…
Growing up, I didn’t know my extended family super well. Part of being homeschooled in a large family is you don’t really consider that you need any connections outside of that main family group—so most of the things I know about my aunts, uncles, and cousins are from stories I heard from my parents. One … Continue reading Things might not work out…
men don’t cry.
I saw him floating ominously overhead A dark cloud of emotion. Standing on the plain, I thought he might cry just for a moment but the cloud passed on “big boys don’t cry.” The dry prairie seemed to beg him to let go to cry out to appease the dry and cracked soil hardened by … Continue reading men don’t cry.
On Being Self-Destructive
Those of you who’ve been reading my recent blog posts will know that I have a series of mental illnesses that have the tendency to fuck me up sometimes. Of course, ADHD is the obvious one, but I’ve also got a bit of chronic anxiety and possibly depression. I’m always hesitant to say I have … Continue reading On Being Self-Destructive
Why I Still Write in 2023
I’m often surprised by how many of the pastimes I enjoyed as a child have come back later into my life later. When I was young, I went through a phase where I enjoyed writing poetry—a few years ago I started writing songs. My early interest in Astronomy and Astrophysics is a big part of … Continue reading Why I Still Write in 2023
Oh me of little faith…
In the gospel of John, there’s a famous story that Christian teachers love to reference. Shortly after Jesus’ crucifixion, some of the disciples are gathered together in a room. As should be expected, these individuals were afraid; their leader had just been put to death, and many of them feared they would be next. So, … Continue reading Oh me of little faith…
The Last Visit
Small-towns suck. Growing up in one pretty much establishes your place in the world as either a worker in the town’s factory or one of the farmers who own 90% of the land outside city limits. In the event that neither of these options suits you, you’ll find yourself looking for a place elsewhere. For … Continue reading The Last Visit
Why Highlighting Doesn’t Help
I love books. I don’t know if it’s the prospect of the knowledge that is contained in these books or just a romanticization of the aesthetic of physical books, but one way or another, ever since I was young, I’ve wanted to own as many books as possible. This has continued into my adult life, … Continue reading Why Highlighting Doesn’t Help