Onto What’s Next

I think it was around the time I completed the first semester of my last year in college that I really began to struggle with what it was I was supposed to do next. My degree in English was and would be wonderful, but the opportunities readily available to me weren’t quite what I had envisioned when I first began. I knew that long before I graduated, but in the months following, when jobs eluded me and the best I could manage was working in a coffee shop, I wrestled with what moment would be “mine”: my first moment of brilliance, my first moment of success, the first moment I might feel as though what I’d worked toward for all of the years prior would come to head and produce before me some sort of…something. (more…)

20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention: Part Four

And here we are with the final installment of the “20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention” series (in case you couldn’t read it on the title above)! Let’s be honest here—television is in its golden age now and has been for a number of years. Stories, good stories, can be told through individual episodes and some of the best visual forms of storytelling are no longer exclusive on the big screen, but are accessible, every week, from your home.

When I say that, I also mean to say that this list by no means makes up the “best of” list of shows on TV. There’re great shows I did not mention here, but these are the ones I picked, if for no other reason than the fact that they are somewhat varied, a range and different, offering to you, hopefully, an opportunity to check out something new, should one of these have eluded you until now.

The future may hold another “shows worth your attention” installment. Or maybe I’ll do one for cartoons. Or books. But for now, enjoy the final five(~) shows left on this list and see if a favorite of yours made it here!

Let’s go! (more…)

I’m Teaching Myself to Code

I like to believe myself to be a student. When I was younger, I was convinced that given the opportunity I would have stayed in school for decades, dissecting the inner workings of the English language, mathematical equations, cultural customs, the human mind, and the secrets of the universe we live in. But I never did. Much of that dream came from a natural thirst I’ve always had to learn, but approaching the three-year anniversary of my having finished college, I’ve done little more than dabble with the idea of returning back to school.

I keep learning though. (more…)

I’ve Been Married for Two Weeks–What Has it Been Like So Far?

On November 12th, my who was until recently girlfriend, fiancĂ©e, but is now wife and I got married, and on the 17th, we returned from our honeymoon. Over the past few days, we’ve been slowly adjusting to the married life: unpacking, grocery shopping, discovering who hogs covers the most (me apparently), and it’s been…a lot to get a handle of. (more…)