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Graffiti Heart

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There’s a mysterious glyph that’s been cropping up around Indy. It’s caught the eye of a few of my friends, who in turn asked me about it, knowing full well that I would have caught it, too. I’ve actually caught it now in no less than four different downtown locations. Here’s what it looks like, as pictured from the backside of the mailbox just outside of the

Fall Semester 2017

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If we were having coffee this weekend, I’d have a lot to tell you. Since the fall semester of school started this past week, things have been a little quieter than usual around this blog space. It’s all due to business going back to normal though — work at the office from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, then I’m either heading off to campus for class or home to do my online

Blaze Your Trail

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If we were having coffee this weekend, my topic of conversation would be about letting go. I’ve always been a big believer of cutting negative people out of your life. One of my favorite so-called “Brotips,” in point of fact, is the following: And it’s true! If there are sandpaper people in your life, nip that shit in the bud and move on. Everyone involved will be much

Facing Facebook

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I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Let me explain. I love that Facebook has managed to bring practically everyone together. Facebook made an innovative community. It even more or less killed off MySpace, what had been the industry standard beforehand. And let’s be honest: It wasn’t hard to do. Facebook provided more structured, standardized profile pages. They made it easy

Carrying On

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My dream job rejected me this week. The past couple of weeks, I’ve been engaging in the interview process at Automattic, the company behind my personal favorite internet product WordPress and its sister service WordPress.com. Towards the end of June, deciding to take a greater interest in the WordPress community, I started frequenting the WordPress.com and Automattic sites more often in

Beyond the Blue Lights

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Ever since my discovery of LiveJournal at the ripe young age of 14, I’ve been writing online for most of my adolescence and adult life. Thankfully, most of the past evidence of my awkward younger writing years has disappeared from the Internet. And while I’m elated to see embarrassing photographs of me as a pants-less child or experiencing a brutally bad hair day scrubbed from

American Heritage, Part II

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There may be one or two eagle-eyed readers among you who might remember back towards the end of May when I wrote a little bit about my thoughts on family lineage. In that post, I mentioned how I was planning on soon taking a DNA test. Not only was I curious to confirm my father’s DNA findings when he took his, but I also wanted to see just what kind of unique genetic composition it is that

Chasing the Digital Dream

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You probably think you’re about to read some sappy inspirational shit by clicking on this blog title. Guess what? You’re not wrong! See, I’ve been doing some really cool stuff lately. Stuff that I’m really proud of myself for. Last month, I completed my very first semester of college. I’m 32-years-old and only earned 7 college credits since I’m going part-time

American Heritage

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Since the classes that I need to take next aren’t available during summer sessions, I made three small personal decisions going into this first summer since going back to college. Those three decisions were: I’m going to learn how to knit. I don’t really have any explanation as to why I’m going to knit. It just seemed like a creative way to keep my hands occupied while I

The Thief of Joy

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I feel like I’ve lived my entire life comparing myself to other people. In fact, one of my personal theme songs from my mid-twenties was a pop-punk ballad from emo-centric band Fall Out Boy that contains the prominent lyric, “Half dead from comparing myself to everyone else around me” (oooooh, so much ANGST!). And Mondays are the start of it all. On Monday morning, I’m

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