Human Being v. Human Doing

Last week, in an art course I am taking, we had a guest lesson from a gentleman who calls himself Yoshi. He is a Japanese calligrapher. He had a thick accent and his lesson was full of brilliant gems of asian philosophy that, as they always seem to do, found their way into relevance within the process … Continue reading

Dear Valentine

For those who condemn this day as a contrived corporate holiday, I am sorry. May a lover never use this day as but merely as an excuse to dote or display their amorous sentiments for the one they hold dear. May this day give the necessary nudge or significance to those shy lovers who sit on … Continue reading

Best Super Bowl XLV Commercials: Volkswagen: The Force and Chrysler’s 200: Imported From Detroit

My favorite Super Bowl commercial this year goes to Volkswagen for their Star Wars childhood throwback of an ad. I have for too long sat and watched commercials that are profane, offensive, and down right ridiculous, but Volkswagen came through for me this year. Being the son of an ad man, I take it personally when companies … Continue reading

New Project: The Commissioners – A Sports Blog

I have ventured into a new endeavor, a sports blog. Soon, I will be linking the two, so that you all get to see everything. But, for now, you can find it here. Enjoy!

Reflections On The Unspeakable Events Of January 8, 2011

For almost a week now, I have wrestled with the words to say in response to the heinous and unconscionable actions of last Saturday. I have thought at great lengths about not only what might be done or said in response to the events in general, but about what I, myself, might lend to such … Continue reading

Who Would You Cast Today?: “The Magnificent Seven”

I’d like to start a new little portion of this blog called “Who Would You Cast Today? This new segment will take classic films and attempt to recast them with today’s pool of Hollywood actors. This should be fun! To kick it off right, I will start with my favorite western of all time, “The … Continue reading

I Fell In Love Today… Janelle Monae!

On my drive back to Las Vegas for winter break, I was fortunate to have a newly purchased album, “The ArchAndroid” by an artist by the name of Janelle Monae. Over Thanksgiving weekend my father told me about this chat he heard on NPR about their selection for “Album of the Year.” They have never … Continue reading

So Personal, But So Universal

Bright Eyes is the Bob Dylan of our generation and never ceases to astound me with his brilliance with words and music. This song, “First Day of My Life” is one of my all-time favorite songs. There is something so deeply personal about love, yet it is one of the few things that everyone can … Continue reading

Return

Hell All, I apologize for my hiatus. I have had an eventful semester, too eventful to maintain the sort of dedication to this blog that I would have liked to have done. But, rest assured, I hope to begin contributing quite frequently. Thank you for your patience and I hope to capture some of your … Continue reading

Op-Ed Column: Bristol Palin Bristles America

The latest column I wrote for the Arizona Daily Wildcat can be found here or below. 11/23/2010 There is a brewing controversy in millions of Americans’ living rooms. No, it is not a nuclear Iran. No, it is not our nation’s fiscal affairs. No, it is not Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s alleged NCAA violations. The … Continue reading