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All Of The Old Posts

September 10, 2018

When Anyone Can Be Heard, Anyone Can Be Horrible

The 90s gave us a music explosion that changed how we discover and listen to music, just as the 10s have given us a communication explosion that changed how we can discover and listen to horrible people.

September 5, 2018

Writing: A Process for Untying Knots

An look at the process of writing and how it helps us untangle knots, process emotion, and organize our internal monologue.

August 17, 2018

Fire, Change, and the Valleys I Know

Two valleys in the west — Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Teton Valley in Idaho — have helped shape who I am throughout my life, and both are seeing massive change. In this, I attempt to wrap my mind around what that means — to the valleys, and to me.

August 6, 2018

Summer Hates Routines; Loves Fabricoh

You know that thing when you have a song stuck in your head for a really long time, but instead of “your head” it’s actually “your car” and instead of “stuck” it’s actually just “your dumb Bluetooth?” It’s like that.

July 9, 2018

Change Sucks, But So Does Travis Tritt

A road trip and a stack of neo-traditional country CDs, both helping fuel a too-deep essay about why we stop looking for new music and how hard it is to change our tastes.

June 6, 2018

The Hill as a Cardiac Event

When the world becomes your singletrack trail, you begin making excuses for trampling the grass. So to speak.

May 31, 2018

New Soundtracks for Classic Games

I listened to enough music while playing old Nintendo games back to have conflated the original game soundtracks with my personal music choices.

May 22, 2018

In Defense of Learning Styles

Learning styles were debunked in what looks like a flawed methodology, but that’s not what I’m grumpy about: it’s that anyone thought quantifying learning was a good idea in the first place.

May 9, 2018

Last Month in Four Stumbling Blocks

A trip to Nashville, a post about dudes and music lists, Record Store Day, and trying to get my kids to understand good pop music.