On Jealousy.

Jealousy is a feeling we've all felt, and it's a hard one to shake. The idea that another person is better than us in any respect, or that someone else would be more well-suited to a certain situation? Well, that's a hard thing to get past. The thing I have to remind myself of is [...]

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On ‘Saving’ People.

Many of my decisions in life stem from the impulse to help people, or to fix their problems for them. Helping people is great, directing them is great. Fixing their problems for them? Not so great. That’s called enabling.   There's this weird dissonance to wanting to help people and knowing that enabling - in [...]

The Sweetheart Epidemic and RBF

“Hey sweetheart, this isn’t in a mug.” “Hey sweetheart, I know what you can get me.” “Hey sweetheart, when are you done serving these yuppies?” “Hey sweetheart, you should try to smile a little more, you look miserable.”   My name is not ‘sweetheart’. I have a name, and a voice, and a pretty damn [...]

On Acid and Good Music

Dating is a weird concept, you guys. It really is. Pick that person, go out with that person, awkwardly talk about your life, which you know so well but realize your date does not. You divulge information you didn’t realize you’d have to divulge, because you assume everyone knows, right? Where you were born, what [...]

Ah! Distance!

I often find myself pulling away from social situations when I feel overwhelmed. There is something confusing and dissonant about being an introverted extravert, but I swear I am! I've said it time and again, I love people. But there is only so much I can take in before everything is too much and I [...]

Why Are We Afraid to Talk to Kids About Homosexuality?

Dang, I've had a lot to talk about this week! Making up for the month-long lack of posts, I guess! Something has been bothering me today. I saw a tweet from a girl who is gay that said her parents made her change the television because it was 'inappropriate' for her younger sibling. Because there [...]

Photos and Faces

People are important to me. Let's take a journey through some people I've photographed and why. My brother Sean is one of my favorite subjects. Mostly because he's always around and down to be photographed. But the freckles don't hurt, huh? This is the first shot I took of anyone with the half-face, black background. [...]

Why Politics Don’t Matter

Happy Saturday, you all! It's been awhile. But that's okay. I hope you're all doing well and staying cool. Alright. So today I want to talk about politics. Hot-button topic, I know. But, we aren't going to get into the presidential race and all that junk. We're going to get into how politics affect our [...]