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Shawn the Ex-Crip

A man's hands

Have you ever noticed that front desks at hotels are almost always an ungodly height? For a desk, at least. And only on the outside – the attendant’s side is usually pretty normal. You might think this is just an aesthetics or security thing (it’s much harder to jump over something tall), but I think the reason is much simpler: elbows. I rarely walk into a hotel in a state other than...

Who Made Man’s Mouth?

The Prince of Egypt

My parents ruined movies for me. You see, when I was a kid we didn’t have over-the-air TV, let alone cable. All we had was a VHS player and twenty or thirty pre-approved tapes I was permitted to watch on Sundays only. Nine kids later, my parents practically beg my siblings to turn on the TV every day at 5pm, but that’s a story for another time. Suffice it to say, I got very familiar...

Which Part of Yourself Should You Be True To?

Buddy from the Incredibles wonders which part of himself to be true to

So. I told myself at the beginning of 2022 that I would update this blog once every other week. And yet here it is, 1:10am on a Saturday morning with a post due in less than 7 hours, and I haven’t written anything. Now, you may be thinking that I must have procrastinated. Two weeks have elapsed since the last post and I haven’t even begun the next? Textbook procrastination. But...

God Cares About Football

Andrew Luck dives into the end zone

The Colts were my world as a kid. I watched every game, read every article, cried when they lost and cheered when they won. I was obsessed. Whenever there was a choice between spending time with my family and watching a Colts game, I would choose the game.

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Professional maker of videos, amateur writer of bios. All the lonely Starbucks lovers will tell you I’m insane.