(Un)Packing Up, Again

I’m someone who is fascinated by starting over, probably because it took me nearly 24 years to finally start a new life for myself. I’m not a fan of sitting still. I also wear a necklace everyday that my mother gifted me which bears an arrow and the words, “Find Your True North.” However, inContinue reading “(Un)Packing Up, Again”

An Ode To A Cat We Never Expected To Have

About 14 years ago, my pet parakeet, Elmo, was coming to the end of his life. I’d had him since I was a child, and he’d flown with us from New Jersey to Ohio after my family moved to the Midwest in 2001. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Who gets a parakeet as aContinue reading “An Ode To A Cat We Never Expected To Have”

iSwitched! From iPhone to Android with the Pixel 4a

Two weeks later with what Google is touting as everything you need, for less It was an emotional moment for me a few weeks ago. My Pixel 4a arrived in the mail. I powered it on, swapped out my SIM card, and began setting up my first Android phone in about five years. I then *gulp* turned off iMessageContinue reading “iSwitched! From iPhone to Android with the Pixel 4a”

The iPhone 12 Pro Won’t Magically Make You a ‘Pro’ Photographer

Cover image is a screenshot from Peter McKinnon’s latest video. Check it out! Let me just say that I love what Apple is doing to push the photo industry — and the creativity industry forward. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro first impressions videos are finally live on YouTube, with some of the best comingContinue reading “The iPhone 12 Pro Won’t Magically Make You a ‘Pro’ Photographer”

The Photos You Don’t Take

First of all, this isn’t about ways to be more present in our day-to-day lives; that’s a conversation for another day. Over the last year, I’ve tried to jump into the world of street photography headfirst, approaching strangers and asking for their picture, keeping a quick-draw wrist strap attached to my camera at all times,Continue reading “The Photos You Don’t Take”

That Tricky, Tainted Four Letter Word

Jack Kerouac, the beat-generation darling responsible for fueling countless road trips and soul- searching backpackers over the last six decades, once wrote, “The road is life.” This is by far the easiest of his quotes for people of all ages to prophesize, exploit, and it resides among others like, “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’tContinue reading “That Tricky, Tainted Four Letter Word”

‘Joker’ Could Save the DC Universe

Finally. After months of teasing set-photos and a few leaked clips from production, DC has released a full trailer for the upcoming film, Joker.  The movie follows Arthur Fleck, a failed standup comedian living in the comic book world’s toughest town, Gotham City. We now know a bit more about his backstory, including his senseContinue reading “‘Joker’ Could Save the DC Universe”

The Future is Entirely Human

On Monday, March 25th 2019, Apple held their annual service announcement. This year everybody’s favorite fruit unveiled a handful of new offerings, including a premium news subscription called Apple News+, a new game subscription dubbed Apple Arcade, and even – wait for it – a credit card. Yes, you read that correctly. The classic stereotypeContinue reading “The Future is Entirely Human”

Google Just Unveiled the Future of Streaming.

Searching for its chance to break into the highly lucrative world of game streaming, Google may have changed the way we consume digital content once again. As the GDC, or Game Developer’s Conference, comes to a close this week, Google stole the spotlight with the announcement of its highly anticipated, somewhat secretive gaming platform Stadia.Continue reading “Google Just Unveiled the Future of Streaming.”

Best Cheap Snowpocalypse Wines

What’s a better way to warm up when you’re surrounded by a foot snow? In my three years of legal drinking I have come to realize three steadfast principles of alcohol: Beer makes me bloated. Liquor keeps me up throughout the night. Wine is just fine. Due to my Italian-French heritage I thought it wouldContinue reading “Best Cheap Snowpocalypse Wines”