CURRENT STATUS: Listening to my wife and daughter scream about seeing @ChrisEvans, aka Captain America. (He’s filming a movie down the street.)

WATCHING: New season of Netflix’s Frontier

LISTENING: Big Wreck’s Grace Street

INBOX THREAT LEVEL: Leaning tower of too much work

CURRENT STATUS: Squirrel in the attic, again. Thinking of charging him rent.

LISTENING: Original Halo soundtrack. Video game soundtracks are surprisingly good to write to.

WATCHING: Limitless. I know it is horribly formulaic, but I love this movie. 

READING: Just downloaded Cabin at the End of the World and excited to start it.

CURRENT STATUS: Home with a head cold, which means it is a day of endlessly going over my digital workflow.

LISTENING: Backlog of Father Roderick’s podcasts. (Movies, travel, fantasy, TV, faith, sci-fi and minimalism.)

INBOX THREAT LEVEL: Manageable, for now…

CURRENT STATUS: Trying to clean up all the lose ends before traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Moderately successful so far…)

READING: Joe Hill’s Locke and Key, the 1st graphic novel I’ve been able to really get into.

WATCHING: Adam Cesare’s YouTube channel. So many great book and movie recommendations. Focus is on 70’s – 90’s horror.

LISTENING: Thanksgiving Celebration: 60 Traditional Holiday Favorites, because, well, why the hell not?


Busy week for me. 3 days of parent/teacher conferences. Working with 3 job search clients. I’m also doing some A/B testing on my LinkedIn Profinder proposals. Oh, and the first snow of the year is set to hit tonight, 6 inches.  So, ya, busy week.

READING: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman   

LISTENING: Dark Ages- A Chronicle of the Plague

WATCHING: Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime

INBOX THREAT LEVEL: Moderately intimidating

It’s been a while since I published a proper blog post. Not a 200 word hot take, or a quick personal update, but a really, truly, well-developed article. This 1700+ word exploration of Ralph Waldo Emerson and what he can teach the modern careerist is just what my creative juices needed. Curious? Take a look here. 


Seeing as it is time to vote here in the U.S. I thought I’d make the obligatory political post. However, I’m doing something different this year. I’m not necessarily plugging any side, party or position. Rather I am making  a plea for people to actively engage with the “other”.

Below is a pretty solid left analysis from the Black Agenda Report. (I’ll note that it is extremely self-critical of the left’s recent performance, especially in regards to foreign policy.) Pair that with a recent episode of The Fifth Column, to offer up a perspective from the Conservative/Libertarian spectrum. (Pay specific attention around the 45 min mark.) Wherever you are on the wider political spectrum you should really try to engage with the opposite perspective here. We can’t get anywhere if all we do is scream at each other across the void.