Being a Team Player

Every professional sport has its great ones. Ask a group of sports statistics nerds who best embodies overall excellence in their respective sport—you’ll most likely get an array of answers. However, in the case of professional hockey, you’re more likely to get just one: Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky holds forty regular season records and an a…

LEGO Moments

It’s those moments that happen right before the click. Two thoughts floating through time and space, looking only for its mate. Without invitation or warning, the parts meet and the magic happens. Knowledge and understanding explode from the friction created by the pairing. We know now what we could have never known before.

Sympathy for Smeagol

If you have read the book or seen the movie, you probably know the character Sméagol from *The Lord of the Rings*. He was a halfing (hobbit) who turned into an almost indescribable creature—his alter-ego, Gollum—due to obsession. The ire of his misguided affection was The One Ring of Power, a ring crafted by the evil king Sauron. Sméag…

Saving Hyrule and Myself

Two years ago, I scheduled a routine appointment with my primary care doctor. I sat nervously for thirty minutes waiting to be seen. I knew I was a mess: I was 310lbs, never exercised, was stressed all the time, and was a smoker. I’m a slave to my routines and habits and couldn’t break out of my unhealthy ones. When Dr. Ross Okimoto entered…

Going Stag: My Switch to Statamic

“Didn’t you just update your site?”, “You’re updating it again?”, “Wait—what are your working on?”. Go ahead, I know you’re thinking it because I’ve heard it from just about everyone. Yes—I’ve updated my site about a six months after my last launch. I don’t like to think of this as a redesign, but rather a refocusing…think of it as a s…