Category: Personal

Having offered an Uber driver $200, I now understand the mom from Home Alone better (an AwesomeCon Story).

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestYesterday I tried to talk an Uber driver into taking $200 to drive me from Washington, DC to Norfolk, VA because I had a family emergency. Along the way, I got a better understanding for the stress and sense of urgency displayed by the mom from Home Alone when she was in a similar situation. …

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Phone Detox – A Public Experiment (Week 1 Results)

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestLast week I started my phone detox and decided to track the data publicly as a form of accountability. Here’s last week’s post: http://www.toonopolis.com/2019/02/25/phone-detox-a-public-experiment-day-1-results/. As it’s been one week since I started, I figured I’d share how it’s going for anyone following (but mostly for myself). As a reminder, this was my data using the …

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Phone Detox – A Public Experiment (Day 1 Results)

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestOver the weekend, I read an amazing New York Times article by Kevin Roose (Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone And Unbroke My Brain) that really opened my eyes to my behaviors when it comes to my smartphone. I won’t reiterate most of his points here, because the article is worth reading! Go …

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How Donald Trump Helped End My Imposter Syndrome

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestSo I have to admit that I’ve been struggling these past few years to really get my bearings back under me as a writer. Even on my blog here I’ve had numerous false starts. Such as this one back in March of 2015 or my memorial of my best friend in July of 2015. A …

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#tbt My High School Yearbook Editorial About Gun Violence

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterestDuring my senior year of high school (Class of 2000), three friends and I decided we were going to be the yearbook editors as one of our school activities. We didn’t realize when we signed up that we’d be doing 95% of the yearbook ourselves (as virtually none of the rest of the slackers we …

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Write Something Today – Even If It Sucks

Share:FacebookTwitteremailTumblrPinterest   My friend Nelson used to post this image onto my Facebook wall very frequently. It was meant to motivate me to get off my butt and get some words down. Not only was he a fan of my work, but he knew how happy it made me to be writing and telling my …

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