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…

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…

Late Reaction About Election Day Results

Since my last post on here was in reference to my home state’s (Minnesota) proposal to amend the State Constitution to legally define marriage as only between one man and one woman, I suppose I should write something briefly as reaction to the results. There were four things that I was keeping my eye on,…

About Gay Marriage, Or As I Like To Call It, Marriage

I don’t usually like to get on a pedestal and espouse my views of political or religious things. Mostly, this is due to the fact that I understand that my views are exactly that, my views. I don’t claim to be the most educated or knowledgeable person and would never be the one to lead…

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…

The Year Of Adventure

Last year I made a rather bold New Year’s resolution. I resolved myself to have a new experience each and every week of the year. That’s fifty-two new experiences in total. As crazy as that was, I was determined to meet my goal… Until I started classes that is. I was quickly overwhelmed by schoolwork…

Is The Ocean Overrated?

So, I’m sitting here, on the beach (yes, I’m blogging on the beach… jealous?) in Coronado, California just thinking about beachy things and dipping my delicate toesies in the water and it occurs to me, maybe the ocean isn’t as rad as everyone wants you to think it is. Maybe it’s just a ploy invented…

On Why I’m A Libertarian

If you know me at all you know that I’m not the guy to force his political beliefs on anyone. I guess that’s part of what makes me a libertarian. I first learned what it actually means to be a libertarian while taking a philosophy class in college. Our professor was trying to present the…

On Political Correctness and Racism

I’ve been thinking for a while about the advent of political correctness. We should stop using the term Indian. It’s now proper to say American Indian. Oops, that’s outdated, we should say Native American now. Personally, I don’t like that one either. I was born in Edina, doesn’t that make me a “Native” American. Stop…