When Pursuing a Dream, Remember This

1. You might be overlooked, rejected, and (currently) bad at your craft. But only you get to decide what that means. It sucks to be counted out or not great at…

The Best Photos (& Moments) of 2016

Last year was a landmark year for me. It was a year full of grandiose plans, failures, great surprises and also, great photos. While I spent much of early 2016…

I quit drinking for this.

Over a year ago, I quit drinking. It was one of the toughest, yet best decisions of my life. Before quitting, I had little understanding of what effects alcohol had…

From Nice, with Love (Photo Essay)

We ate pounds of croissants. And gelato. Paris would’ve been cliché. So my wife and I agreed, the French Riviera would be our honeymoon destination. That Nice would be our…

Service is our earthly rent

What if, when President Obama got elected, he had just kicked back for 4 years and celebrated? What if that was his only goal? — to be the first black president. Pretty…

the black friday atheist

I don’t believe in this U.S. American god. I lowercased it for a reason. This tradition. This yearly ritual. This thing has become it’s own entity, void of the message of…