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Farewell 2016, Hello 2017

Farewell 2016, Hello 2017

No bold resolutions for this upcoming year; just more of a focus on movement and creating things. Making an effort to be a better me.

 

First Time in Portland

First Time in Portland

The Pacific Northwest has always been a place of interest to me. I have often romanticized the thought of living in a place that gets weather rather than being in an area that rarely has me in more than a shirt and jeans. Sounds counter-intuitive and I probably wouldn’t be saying that if I did live in a place that had me wearing raincoats into summer. Still, the PNW pops into my mind from time to time as a destination I should be checking out. It’s affordable, it’s green, and it shares a lot of the same offerings that I enjoy down here in California. Read more →

Facebook Fatigue

Earlier this year I decided to close my Facebook account. I had been on the site a total of nine years which is an eternity for online services.  Joining the site in its infancy was interesting. There wasn’t a news feed. There wasn’t a mobile app. It wasn’t even called Facebook, it was The Facebook. A person had only their profile and a way to easily find people who were in the same college courses. A lot has changed since inception, a news feed was added that initially had everyone up in arms calling the feature “stalker book” but eventually people fell in line and since then, every update has been a calculated move towards openness on the site. Facebook has matured into a large platform that has added value, but has also made me very concerned with the future of the web.

I could write in great detail the many reasons why I left the site, but it really just boils down to a few key points: privacy, social obligations, and happiness. Read more →

My Evening With Cold Cave

My Evening With Cold Cave

Last weekend I had the opportunity to catch a free show at The Getty. Saturdays Off The 405 is a music series that the museum puts on every summer and the last show usually falls in October. The closing band this season was Cold Cave, a darkwave band that composes members of American Nightmare, AFI, Samhain, and Blood Brothers. A veritable super group of my teenage years. Read more →

The Sequel

I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about how to approach the dreaded second entry of this blog. The first post is meant to set the format and tone while the second dictates the possible pacing that readers will come to expect. As it stands right now, I’ve aligned myself with semi-annual updates. A pace which I hope to improve upon. Read more →

Hello world!

Hello world! That’s the first pre-created entry you are met with when you start a blog. There must be millions of these entries existing across the web today. Hundreds of thousands of people ready to take on the world with their words. The sad truth is that blogs tend to require more work than one initially believes. Many become abandoned after 1 year, a mere six months, or even after a single entry. Even I have succumbed to blog abandonment. So why start again?

Blogs mean different things to different people. Read more →