When people meet a famous musician, they often say, "Your music helped me through a really difficult time in my life." I wonder about what the function of that sentence really is and what it means. I think it's a punchy and often true thing for a person to say, and also it's an expression… Continue reading The Hold Steady was there when I didn’t know what to do.
I pay money every year to keep this website open, as a central hub of my various personal and career pursuits, yet I don't really keep the blog updated. I have decided to start blogging again - or at least, updating this blog periodically so it doesn't seem hopelessly outdated. I will try to keep… Continue reading Back to Blogging
I consider my primary artistic gift (if I have one at all) to be songwriting, but I have always enjoyed doing visual arts as well. A decade-and-a-half of this means I've got a pile of art that I've done, but don't display for space reasons. As such, I've decided to put my artwork online in… Continue reading Original Artwork Available
I purchased a Betta fish for my oldest boy last week and I've really been enjoying watching it swim around. Since purchasing it, I have been searching online to see how to take care of it. Boy is there a ton of information online! I decided to summarize some major points of Betta care here… Continue reading How to Properly Care for a Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish)
After several days of debate between the "trending article" people and the "why the recent trending article is wrong" people, I think many people are overlooking a way of triangulating things that may leave room for both groups. Nobody reads this one, and by this point people have moved on to something else.
You may have read the recent article. I also read it. It has received attention in numerous online media outlets, and the author has been interviewed on a morning talk show. However there are reasons why that article misses the mark, and it irritates me. There are things the author didn't consider. These things should… Continue reading Why the recent trending article is wrong.