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I’m not the most coordinated guy in the world, but since this past Christmas I’ve tried to make a conscience effort to eat healthy and stay active. My Fitbit has been my fitness tracker of choice since December 2014, and I keep track of my progress through their iOS app….

White Noise

As I hunkered down and prepared for the snowstorm that passed through Richmond last night, I decided to head over to a few of my favorite websites to save some articles for offline use in case I was to lose power. Fortunately my apartment complex managed to stay on the…

“I Read the News Today, Oh Boy…”

Before I got on my flight to Houston yesterday I opened up my laptop and skimmed Facebook. In their “Trending” section at the top of the page, I saw that a high school student had made approximately $70 million off the stock market by trading during his lunch breaks. “Hmm,…

Overhyped and Underwhelming

Do me a favor and think back to the year 2001. The Time Magazine “Person of the Year” was Rudy Giuliani. Lifehouse, Train, Matchbox Twenty, and Lenny Kravitz took four of the first 10 spots on the Billboard Top 100 List (one of the last times that so many rock-ish…

Ctrl+Alt+Del

In 2003, the California Coastal Records Project was hard at work on an ambitious quest to develop a photographic archive of the entire California coastline. Their work was intended to serve as a resource for folks looking to catch a glimpse of the effects of erosion and wildfires and, in…

The Curious Life of Memes

Memes have become a ubiquitous part of internet culture. Keyboard Cat, Doge and Overly Attached Girlfriend are just a few of the thousands of memes that have emerged since that first unknown user decided to mail a captioned photo of a cat to a friend. Some memes explode into prominence,…