Why I Love Cycling

Sometimes it’s hard to be positive. With everything going on outside the comforts of my living room window, finding a sense of calm isn’t as easy as one would like these days. My escape usually involves hopping on my bike and going for a ride, the pedals of my apparatus offering a chance to enter... Continue Reading →

Jefferson Mason

I used to go to community college. It wasn’t exactly the university experience that TV shows and movies had me believe was possible, but it was the perfect landing spot for a middling teenager like myself. My best friends were away at universities, making memories and getting girlfriends. I was stuck at home taking the... Continue Reading →

MN Tim (Full Piece)

The first time I met Tim Parochka was during college. He was refereeing one of my intramural basketball games. With about six minutes to go in the second half, I stole the ball from an unsuspecting point guard and raced the other way to go in for a dunk. As I took my last dribble... Continue Reading →

Minnesota Tim

The first time I met Tim Parochka was during college. He was refereeing one of my intramural basketball games. With about six minutes to go in the second half, I stole the ball from an unsuspecting point guard and raced the other way to go in for a dunk. As I took my last dribble... Continue Reading →

What It’s Like to Publish a Book

It started with an email from the publishing company. “I would like to congratulate you on having your book selected for publication by our review board. You deserve to feel extremely proud of this accomplishment; especially in light of the fact that we receive almost 8,000 manuscript submissions each month and only a small percentage... Continue Reading →

And So We Wait

It’s been two weeks since the government told us to stay inside. Their request didn’t change my lifestyle much. The only difference is I haven’t been able to go to the gym to try and achieve a level of vanity I foolishly believe will make me happier. This has relegated me to doing only pushups,... Continue Reading →

My Take on the Coronavirus

Things seemed so normal as recently as a week ago. NBA games were still going on and coronavirus was merely a looming threat, something we assumed only affected older people and those with compromised immune systems. That’s what we knew then. What we know now is much different, but even that is not enough to... Continue Reading →

Weekend Thoughts

Sunday nights bring a certain kind of clarity. It’s humid, and it’s only March. My best material is written in my head, and then when I sit down to type it out, all that elegant artistry has abandoned me and I’m left with jumbled thoughts and formulations that don’t make sense. It’s about 9:03 P.M.... Continue Reading →

Back in America

“Any woman who wants to date you right now isn’t worth dating.” These were the words told to my buddy by his critical mother. As he relayed their interaction to me, the line resonated. It’s been almost two weeks since coming back to America. Part of me is grateful to be home, the other part... Continue Reading →

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