Ray Bradbury’s Cautionary Tale

Ray Bradbury’s Cautionary Tale
I just finished reading Farenheit 451, approximately 15 years after it was assigned to me in high school. The book was written in 1953 by Ray Bradbury, inspired by several troubling trends seen by the author.  The story follows Montag, a fireman of the future, who’s job is to start rather than put out fires. ...

Becoming an American

23. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
Becoming an American
Last Friday, I became a US citizen. Yes, coincidentally, it was the same day that Donald Trump was sworn in as President – January 20th, 2017. I was one of the last people who became a citizen under President Obama’s tenure. It was the culmination of over a decade of work, started by my parents ...

Oscars 2017 Watch List

19. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
Oscars 2017 Watch List
I like movies. Everyone in my family does. So before the Oscars each year, I try to watch a majority of the nominees. This year’s nominees haven’t been selected yet, but there’s always an inclination as to what will be up for an award. Here are eleven movies I’m trying to see before the event ...

Randomness Volume 1

19. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
Randomness Volume 1
Some stuff going on with me: -For the last 40 days, I’ve been in Vancouver, Colorado, and Edmonton. Today, though, I made the trek back to Fort Lauderdale. It’s good to be back. -I’m officially swearing in to become a US citizen on Friday, the same day Donald Trump is set to become the 45th ...

A New App For Funky Photo Editing

A New App For Funky Photo Editing
I’ve blogged pretty much every day this year, with the exception of my two days in Colorado. More blog posts mean more featured images, and I’ve been pretty picky on what gets used. I hate stock photos. I work in the marketing industry, where they flow endlessly. On Facebook, in print ads, basically, everywhere I ...

2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love

12. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
2 Short Poems and 1 Long Quote I Love
I’m no poet. I did take an Introduction to Poetry course in university, however. So that should be enough to help me figure out the kind of poetry that I like. It turns out, I like inspirational stuff. I recently discovered these two poems, both which have a similar vibe. One of them I found ...

Self Help vs. Self Made

Self Help vs. Self Made
I’ve read a lot of self-help books, but I’m starting to grow tired of the genre. Over and over again, many of these books have a message that could be summed up in a paragraph but is stretched out into 300 pages. It’s good marketing. A catchy title, a fancy cover, and the continuing promise ...

VICELAND Is Awesome

VICELAND Is Awesome
I recently started watching VICELAND, the TV channel by Vice. It’s an interesting mix of programming. Vice airs documentary style shows that focus on fringe culture – drugs, disease, travel, crime, technology. It’s a great mix of topics that are looked at in a slightly different way then you’re used to. So far, I’m invested ...