Events, meetups and more

September 18, 2011

As a recent transplant to New York, the fun hasn’t worn off yet. I doubt that gleam will ever wear off. There is just so much to do and be a part of here. Times Square Being here on the …

Every NO is one step closer to a YES

September 15, 2011

When I was little, my family had an unofficial curb painting business. My brother and I went door to door offering to paint reflective house numbers on curbs. There are a multitude of reasons people like this including safety, faster …


A city of possibilities

August 30, 2011

I’ve delayed in posting for awhile without a definite job offer or a news update, but life is not always that cut and dried. While I have not yet landed a full time position, I am making progress toward my …


I slept through it

August 28, 2011

I get a hurricane, and I sleep through it. Just my luck. At least I’m safe and above water. No word on when they are opening the subway again, although I hope it’s tomorrow. I’m feeling very cooped up. Thus …

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It’s coming

August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

August 26, 2011

I pick up and move to NYC and what do I get? An earthquake and a hurricane in the same week … I’m so lucky. I knew this one-way ticket thing would be a good story. So far it has …

NYC's Youthmarket

August 8, 2011

Some youth have unusual summer jobs. While many young people work part-time jobs in fast food restaurants during the summer, these youth ages 16-18 run their own fresh produce stands around the city. They get paid, interact with the community …


Boone County Fair

August 6, 2011

The fair came to Columbia like a whirlwind leaving only a memory of the funnel cake and night rides on the Ferris wheel behind. Yes, for an evening, all of the best of the fair were offered, problems were forgotten …


American Summer

August 4, 2011

There isn’t anything more American than Baseball. After getting back from Spain and having some time in the Midwest with my family, I tried to maximize my experiences. Have seen the videos circulating? One of a kid giving another kid …

A new blog and life direction

July 5, 2011

I was in an airplane and I noticed something. One person started complaining. Then another. Then the whole front of the plane was complaining. It started with one, and it ended with the whole front section. We weren’t going anywhere. …