Exploring Home

Some of my friends in the East Bay like to mess with me whenever I can’t hang out because “I’m going to the city.” The running joke is that I’m always in the city, whether it be for an event or just to see some friends. The sad reality is that I don’t go to San…

Can’t Wait

Recently I found a bunch of gems from years past in my room (those of you who follow me on SnapChat saw my most embarrassing one!), including a little brown book of novel and story ideas. These days, I just write notes on my phone. I’m a slave to technology. Anyway, I flipped through that…

Business Trips

The meaning of “business trips” has changed for me over the last couple years. When I worked in PR, I took a trip to the D.C. area with my team and we spent hours flying, shuttling, meeting, etc. between sleeps in one of those standard airport hotels. It wasn’t bad. It just felt kind of…pointless….

Pikachu-se Wisely

I tried to catch ’em all. I really did. For like…five days, anyway. And I failed. But it’s not my fault! Jigglypuff’s don’t just grow on trees! I wasn’t even planning to bother downloading the app, but there was this itch – something calling to me from decades ago. I grew up in the 90’s…

Fixing Stupid

How do we “solve” anger? Can we “fix” stupid? Maybe start by coming up with a different title for this blog. But, hey, it grabbed your attention. I read an interesting story on Slate.com recently that examined the topic of showing compassion for angry people. The author made the claim that some gun laws and mental…

Procrastination Nation

What a perfect title for a blog that’s taken me about three tries to even start. I wrote the first sentence at least two days ago. Then the Warriors came on. Then a board game started. Then I wrote another sentence and deleted it. You know how it goes. To be honest, I hardly remember…

One Amazing Thing

On my trip last year, I tried really hard to pinch pennies, figuring it would extend my stay. It did. But there was also the benefit of stumbling upon creative ways to travel, lodge and meet people. One of those ways was via Couchsurfing!1 I had heard of Couchsurfing before my trip but never gave…

Coaching

It’s been exactly one week since the Las Lomas High School JV baseball season ended. And it ended with a thud: a 16-2 drubbing at our home field, at the hands of Alhambra High (to be fair, we had a lefty catching, outfielders on the mound and infielders in the outfield because I figured we…

Blur

Last week at baseball practice (for those of you who don’t know, I’m coaching JV baseball at my old high school – which is partly responsible for this being my first blog in more than a month), the head Varsity coach had his team, my team and the Freshman team kneel in the outfield. Amid…

Trump Card

I recently wrote a blog entitled “Oh, Canada.” It started like this: Despite the title, this is not a blog about moving to Canada should Donald Trump, Xenophobic Racist Sexist Asshole become Donald Trump, POTUS. That’s a blog for another, seemingly inevitable day. Somehow, it’s already that day. As Trump continues to rack up primary…

Adulting

I think I’ve finally got this “adulting” nonsense down to a science. It’s all coming together. I get it now. That might sound funny coming from a 27-year-old living at his parents’ house1 who doesn’t own a car2 and scours the kitchen drawers for unexpired food coupons3 before going out for dinner. But I mean…

Oh, Canada

Despite the title, this is not a blog about moving to Canada should Donald Trump, Xenophobic Racist Sexist Asshole become Donald Trump, POTUS. That’s a blog for another, seemingly inevitable day. This is a blog about how Canada is always right about everything: Jim Carrey, Arcade Fire, peanut butter…the list goes on and on. The…