It's been a couple weeks since I moved all my stuff down to Maryland. Since then, I have been taking care of a few odds and ends back in Pennsylvania: cleaning, returning uniforms to work, begging landlords to reduce early termination fees, that kind of stuff.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I've been away for like, a really long time. It is for a very good reason, I promise.
I call it "Words + Music." Basically, music videos with storytelling. Just my words, given to you with the beat and rhythm of my favorite songs.I could go on describing it, trying to define what it is, and that is exactly what I tried to do in my own head as I conceptualized it and thought about it for months, maybe years. I finally manned up and just made it.
It feels good. But I still don't really know how to define it.
Anyway, just watch it. And know that it is very different from what you will usually see here. I highly recommend using headphones, especially with this track. You might not be used to this type of music, but just go with it. Lose yourself, if you're able.
I have a few more of these ready to go. But if you hate it, don't worry -- I have a few blog posts in the works as well.
And hey. I missed you.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
If you have heard about Bitcoin in the news and thought that it was just some digital money for
computer geeks, you are wrong. It is a world-changing invention, on par with the Internet itself (you know, that thing that lets you instantly find out anything you want and communicate with whoever you want).
The US dollar sucks. There is no gold backing it. Not a lot of people know that. And the more and more dollars are printed, the less and less each is worth, until it all comes crashing down (the average lifespan for a fiat currency is 27 years).
I could go on and on, but I won't. Instead I'll refer you to my favorite podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, where Joe hosts Andreas Antonopoulos, who will explain Bitcoin and its implications with far more ease than I ever could.
It is nearly three hours long, but I implore you to listen. It's really that important.
I took the liberty of starting it at 10:33, right after the commercials. Also, if you would rather download it and listen in chunks, it is available for free on iTunes.
If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer anything in the comments section or on Facebook or Twitter.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Back in the summer, Jess and I were relaxing at my old apartment complex's pool. Enjoying a cocktail, as we do. People watching, as we do. Sunbathing, as she does and I never do.
We stopped our conversation to observe a black man in the pool, groaning and splashing around, a lot. Instinctively, I thought he was mentally handicapped. From the splashing that his legs were doing, one could infer that the man was swimming, but his lack of momentum and wide-open eyes would imply otherwise. Additionally, he was grunting -- the kind of grunt from a person who is out of breath but afraid to take a breath, in this case because of the water that threatened to enter his lungs.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
One of the reasons that I am consistently writing again is because of a great tragedy.
You see, when I'm not near my computer and I get a great (or terrible) idea for something to write about, I input it into my iPhone's notepad.