Otto Warmbier, 22, died from injuries sustained in a North Korean prison camp

Otto Warmbier pleas for mercy, credit to ABC News.

You’ve likely heard the story of Otto Warmbier during the final year of his life.
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55: I can’t really afford to live every day like it’s my last

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What if, one day, you woke up and discovered that you only had 28 days to live? Continue reading “55: I can’t really afford to live every day like it’s my last”

54: why I love a dark and dreary day

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How ’bout that weather, eh?

Disclaimer: I acknowledge that, yes, it is still winter, and yes, it might be a little weird that Pennsylvania has seen so many warm, humid days recently. Some more informed folks than I probably see cause for concern. Who am I to say?

I am qualified to say that days like today are among my absolute favorite kinds of day, speaking in terms of the weather. Continue reading “54: why I love a dark and dreary day”

53: closed doors

closed door

Today I have what is much less a blog and much more a song I wrote.

As you may know, I play guitar in MOONROOF, a spacey indie-pop/rock band. We write songs together and it’s a whole lot of fun, but on occasion I like to strike out on my own and write something by myself. Continue reading “53: closed doors”

50: NEW! history, the latest edition

I saw something curious on Facebook the other day.

It was an article about Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and the man who penned the Declaration of Independence.

And those are pretty indisputable facts about him (for now, anyway).

But dig a little deeper and, depending on whom you ask, what is fact becomes slightly more ambiguous. Continue reading “50: NEW! history, the latest edition”

47: prying nails from one coffin and pounding them into another

shamokin creek

I got a text from a friend today, and he seemed pretty fired up.

“Hey dude not sure how political you want to get on your blog but I’m trying to spread the word about this shit”

Admittedly I haven’t gotten very political with my posts. I’m largely still piecing together a patchwork ideology.

So I jumped at the chance to learn something. I looked at the article he’d sent, dug up a few conflicting sources, then sat down to ask a few questions. Continue reading “47: prying nails from one coffin and pounding them into another”