Christmas in Ferguson

It's taken me awhile to gather my thoughts about the events in Ferguson, MO. I don't understand Ferguson. As a white, upper-middle–class, college-educated, small-town–raised »

1 Year: The Gasoline Anniversary

OK, so technically your first anniversary is the paper anniversary according to US custom, but that's not particularly appropriate for a car. Still, I bought what »


About a month ago, my odometer hit 10,000 miles. That's a pretty big milestone for me: 10,000 miles driven in less than a year »

Songs of Innocence

Let's start by getting the bias out in the open: U2 happens to be my favorite band. I'll understand if you're prepared to write off anything »

Hard Work (or, Becoming a Californian)

So the past few weeks have been pretty busy. The past few months have been pretty busy. I'd apologize for not posting in awhile, but I »

Take the Long Way

Getting to the water in the Bay Area isn't hard. Besides the fact that the Bay Area encloses — by definition — the San Francisco Bay, if you're »