Unexpected Pleasures: Talking with Kathy the Deli Lady


You never know who will make an impression on you

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Coppin’ a Feel: TSA Continues to Push Travellers’ Buttons


How far is too far when it comes to security?

History Revisited and a Tiger Mauling: I’ve Been Away!


Where have I been? Everywhere

A Goal You Can Quit is the Hardest to Achieve


A man does not know the true measure of himself until he has been challenged. It is in the conscious decision to continue when the mind and body demand cessation, to persevere against adversity that shows whether or not a man is worth the skin he wears and the space he inhabits. Fruits of labor … Continue reading

Elections Leave Obama Unsupported


The Republican party picked up at east 10 governorships Tuesday and may gain even more by the time the final votes are tallied in all 37 Gubernatorial races. With a GOP dominated House and a (barely) Democratic Senate, what lies ahead for the next two years? In the days leading up to the election, Senator … Continue reading

Set Adrift, pt. 5


The final chapter of Set Adrift! Thanks for reading, I enjoyed writing it 🙂

What Path Will I Tread: A Wordy Rant on Being in Limbo


I have no great words to begin this tirade. I am sitting, alone and unwashed, on a couch I outwardly despise and inwardly tolerate. It wasn’t my first choice, or my second, but a compromise born out of necessity. It is a terrible thing, to have the time to contemplate a couch. I would much … Continue reading

I Woke Up Today and I’m 23. When Did That Happen?


I’m a little kid in a big suit, but aren’t we all?

On Nov. 2, Will the Senate be Flooded with Freshmen?


For the first time since 1982 after the churning elections of ’76, ’78, and ’80, voters may usher in a Senate with the majority of its senators in their first terms. There seems to be consensus among the voters that any change to Congress will be for the better. According to The Washington Post‘s George … Continue reading

Set Adrift, pt. 4


“1. Too bad.” A series of events occurred over the next two seconds. Robert lurched forward, trying desperately to reach Genie before the ghostly pirate could pull the trigger. He knew he couldn’t make it, but he had to try. Putting as much weight as possible on his good foot, he surged forward, arm stretched … Continue reading