The Right Diagnosis

When I bring my car into the shop and my headlight's broken, my side view mirror swivels a cool 180 degrees on its own, the tires need rotating, and my oil needs changing, I don't need my technician to sit me down and say, "well your headlights need replacing." Correct, I can't see at night.… Continue reading The Right Diagnosis

Be Mad

Every time I open my computer or check my phone, it seems like someone out there is begging me to be angry or just trying to feed off the fact my blood temperature is rising. Picture yourself as a recruiter for a Fortune 500 company. Thousand dollar suit. Corner office. Clear blue skies, you just… Continue reading Be Mad

Back to the Surface

When I say my apartment is a prison cell, I'm not exaggerating. It isn't just the self-isolation. It's the fear of leaving my home as the number of cases climbs daily in St. Louis. It's the fear I might be responsible for giving a neighbor or a loved one a potentially lethal illness. It's the… Continue reading Back to the Surface

Buying Promises

Every January, people flock to gyms across the world, credit cards in hand, ready to completely revamp their lifestyle once again. 63% of memberships never get used. 83% see usage of less than once per week. Why? Well, the easy answer is "because people are lazy", but there's far more of a psychological game being… Continue reading Buying Promises

Good Bean Juice

I like coffee. I know, so quirky and relatable, definitely not like the other guys that don't like coffee. But seriously, I am absolutely in the denial phase of addiction. It's one of the things keeping me going -- the morning ritual of making a cup for myself every morning and the feeling of focus… Continue reading Good Bean Juice

Strange Times

I spent my spring break in Canada.

I know, terrible time to travel, but at the same time, hindsight is 2020. I'll take this as a learning opportunity for the next pandemic -- when people are even whispering about a supervirus, don't book anything.

Lots to Tell

2019 has been an insane year. In March, I met Grandmasters Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton at the ending of the United States Chess Championships held in St. Louis. What began as a consult turned into an internship, turned into an entry-level graphic design position, turned into the-best-job-I've-ever-had to date.¬† The Canadian-founded brand known as… Continue reading Lots to Tell