Destiny: An Acquired Taste

For all the attempts to quantify Bungie's only new franchise since 2001's Halo kickoff, nobody can seem to nail it down, or stop playing. Marketing and prelaunch hype would have you believe Destiny to be the greatest game ever created. Kneejerk reviews and cynical groupthink would have you believe it's a bland,…

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Nuanced Conflict Analysis

I read somewhere once that people want to read nuanced, detailed analysis of the conflicts around the world. They want to know the political consequences of Putin's invasions and how Obama should respond. While there is certainly merit to what's and the how's, there's also a certain sterile textbook quality to it.…

How to Sell You a Car

I've been meaning for a while to write about buying and selling cars. After all, it's my current full time employment, and it's so much more nuanced than I could ever have imagined before I began doing it. The actual process of buying/selling a vehicle is far more complicated than it has to be. I am frustrated by…

I Hate Click-Bait

I hate click-bait. I'm not talking interesting, cross-referenced articles. I'm talking about the posts that require you to click through page after page interspersed with ads. If I have to click my mouse more than 2-3 times to read the entirety of your article, you're doing it wrong and I won't read it, no matter how…

Putin Doesn't Want WW3

A quick Google search involving "Putin" and "WW3" reveals any number of terrifying articles suggesting we are on the brink of WW3 with the recent Ukrainian crisis, but Putin is a shrewd man. He doesn't want war with the west. He wants to show his people that Russia is still relevant and is the biggest player in it's…

Same As It Ever Was

Sometimes it feels like I constantly watch, read, or hear about how millennials are in every way inferior and somehow ruining our country. We're too engaged in our phones with our short attention spans and lack of social skills. Well, it turns out, things aren't so different. Cellphones, tablets and news feeds are…

Millenials taking over

I'm beginning to notice more of my peers taking over the reigns to the world. I'm one part excited and one part terrified. Two big areas that I have noticed recently are automobiles and writing. My peers seem to be numb to the joy of cars. They don't care about 0-60 or handling. In writing, the tone and quality of…