Strength is a wonderful and terrible thing.

On the one hand, it enables me to do the things that I want to do, overcoming fear and all of the other seemingly insurmountable obstacles in my way, both real and perceived. Building that kind of strength through old-fashioned focused discipline is incredibly rewarding, just like my parents and grandparents told me it would be. (more…)

I’ve compiled a short list of social and cultural improvements that I hope to see happen in my lifetime—just little everyday things that add up to my current conception of “progress.” I know that these ideas may be just a little ahead of their time, but hey, I’m a dreamer. (more…)

Every once in awhile, you have to stop and take a look around at how your life is decorated. And there’s no time like the present, especially when you have a project that requires all of the time and focus that you can muster. (more…)