I recently decided to revive this blog as a means of holding myself accountable for this new initiative in my life. Simplicity. I am sitting next to two phones, two game consoles, two computers, a television and a Roku. Oh, and this is being typed on an iPad. As someone who has a tendency to […]

Have you ever gotten the feeling that you are spinning hopelessly out of control toward a black pit that represents your future? That’s about what I’m feeling at the moment. I will be (most likely) graduating with my B.A. in history this December, coming in one semester shy of four years of study, and I […]

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners; I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff; it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, […]

What does it mean to be informed? Is there a list of things that one needs to have memorized in order to be considered “knowledgeable”? In an intro to a book organizing a compendium of influential American essays of 2007, David Foster Wallace addressed the issue of the contemporary American’s information supersaturation. He called it […]

I never wanted an iPhone. Every iteration of the iPhone that escaped from Cupertino has seemed more gaudy than the last. iPhones are beautiful. The designs are brilliant and the overall user experience is polished. However, Apple marketing often aims them squarely at an enormous userbase that frankly does not care to push the boundaries […]

I, like the rest of NYC that was not evacuated, spent the evening barricaded in my apartment with a stock of food and water, a charged cell phone, and the expectation that come daylight everything outside of my little apartment would be completely and utterly decimated, leaving my little corner of the world magically untouched. Well, […]

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