What Could Have Been

You’ll never know what could have been if it never was. It's a deeper version of your parents' nagging "how do you know you don't like broccoli if you don't try it?" Lately I've been think about this in terms of happiness. I'd say I'm very happy with my job, but how will I know … Continue reading What Could Have Been

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We Wait, We Hope, We Work

I'm worried. I'm worried that I didn't do or say enough to show my support for Clinton and her campaign. I'm worried that my LGBT family and friends will lose all of the progress that has been made in the past 8 years. I'm worried that employers will feel it's acceptable to discriminate based on … Continue reading We Wait, We Hope, We Work

Sports and the Election

Some people love sports. Some people love politics. Some people hate sports, and some (or more than some...) hate politics. Why can't we all approach the election like we approach the weekend? Hear me out. It's acceptable to be a Browns fan. I grew up a Browns fan. If you know a thing about NFL … Continue reading Sports and the Election

Cleveland Against the World

As many of you already know, the Cleveland Indians have made it to the World Series! I'm watching Kluber strike out Cub after Cub at this very moment and it's fantastic. I'd like to focus on the idea of bandwagon fans. I have a theory that there are different types: Die-hard fan - watches, listens, … Continue reading Cleveland Against the World

Smells like Happiness

We all know the feeling of happiness, but what about the smell? The taste? The sound? The look? For me, happiness smells like fresh air. It's walking outside on the first cool autumn morning, or the smell of fresh cut grass in the summer that takes me back to my youth. But that's not all; it's also … Continue reading Smells like Happiness

The Golden Ratio and Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but why do we find certain things more beautiful than others? In some regard, it can all be boiled down to a little bit of math. Now, for those of you that aren't interested in a math lesson, please scroll down past the equations for how one ratio is … Continue reading The Golden Ratio and Beauty

Discussion | Attitude

Where do you draw the line with confident vs. cocky? What about conceit vs. pride? This is a genuine question and I'm curious about your opinions. I'll toss out a few situations that have crossed my mind. Hanging my own photography in my living room as interior decorating Sharing my blog posts with friends expecting them … Continue reading Discussion | Attitude

Normal is Invisible 

Normal is overrated. I grew up with a fear of being the center of attention. I wasn't just timid about public speaking or performing in front of a crowd; it was beyond that. I had a doctors appointment one day in elementary school, and when my mom brought be back to school I cried in … Continue reading Normal is Invisible