“There Is Still Hope.” On Arwen and the Audacity of Optimism.

“If you trust nothing else, trust this. Trust us.” – Arwen, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. This is the nerdiest post I will ever write. You have been warned. People tend to be quite surprised when I tell them my favorite character from Lord of the Rings is Arwen Undomiel, daughter ofContinue reading ““There Is Still Hope.” On Arwen and the Audacity of Optimism.”

An Open Statement to Colin McEnroe.

If you stand for nothing, what will you fall for? – Hamilton, “The Room Where It Happens” This year, I’ve started to get into the concept of “getting paid to write things.” So far, it’s been awesome. I’ve seen my work published in the Hartford Courant and on websites such as Hello Giggles and Upworthy.Continue reading “An Open Statement to Colin McEnroe.”

Why I Am Boycotting the NFL for the 2015-2016 Season, Even Though I Love Football

I originally posted this as a contribution piece to the website Hamilton-Griffin.  Let’s just get this out of the way first and foremost – I am a gigantic football fan. Some of my earliest memories from childhood are of running around on the blacktop on top of the garage across from the old football fieldContinue reading “Why I Am Boycotting the NFL for the 2015-2016 Season, Even Though I Love Football”