Today On The Train: The Love Paradox

Since moving to New York City, I have constantly been observing the world around me; watching and learning lessons, both about myself and society as a whole. One constant forum for these lessons has been the MTA. Nearly every day I step onto a subway platform and board the train on my way into Manhattan….

The Decision That Changed My Life

And then one day the decision was made and life hasn’t been the same since. I left the beaten path and began a slow and meandering, aimless journey into the bramble of the unknown. I left my cozy security blanket behind and set out to do… who knows what. I set out to do something…

Maybe We’re Wrong About Miley Cyrus

Ok, let me start off by saying that this isn’t something that I ever thought that I would find myself writing about. I know next to nothing about Ms. Cyrus, and I don’t really have any intention to get better acquainted with her body of work. I was too old by the time she was…

Stranded in Death Valley: Epilogue

First, make sure you read these: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 3 of 3) When officer Loggins arrived, it finally felt as though we could breath easy. The worst was behind us and now all we had to do…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 3 of 3)

See the rest of the story: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3)  When I turned off the ignition of the car for the last time, the temperature outside was approaching 95 degrees. We had gone around a bend and the sun had crept back behind…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 2 of 3)

(continued from Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3)) For the next 6 miles, the road did not improve. We averaged two or three miles per hour. The undercarriage of the car ground on the rocks below so frequently that we forgot to even cringe after a while. Sometimes I would hold my breath…

Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3)

The truth is, if you asked me at the beginning of the road trip (check out that trip in its entirety, here) that Betsy and I recently took across the western half of the United States, what the worst thing that could possibly happen to us on the trip would be, I would have told…

Check It Out: The Education Of Tomorrow, Here Today

If you have children, then this is a post that you should pay special attention to. If you don’t have children, but are the kind of person that believes that education is a lifelong affair, then you should also pay attention to parts of this post. This could possibly change the way you approach your…

The Fucked Up Thing About Med School Admissions

Let me start by saying that I am nowhere near smart enough, diligent enough, or committed enough to go through what it takes to be a doctor in today’s society. But, it just so happens that I date a woman who embodies just those sorts of qualities. In the process of being the supportive boyfriend…

The Right Way, The Wrong Way, & Our Way

Sometimes in life you have to learn how to do something by seeing how NOT to do it. I’d like to share with you all a cautionary tale about how not to proceed through South America, learned recently through my unfortunate personal experience. I just want to point out that while living this experience, there…