Night Moves
4 min read

My friend James Shotwell published an essay today about the last time he and I saw our friend Justin Proper. I don't tend to dwell on moments like these that often, so this made for a heavy, emotional read.

My Favorite Things: 2021
4 min read

Another year, another swath of media to devour, process, and regurgitate in the form of bulleted lists.

2021: A Year In Review
7 min read

When discussing our favorite moments of 2021 yesterday, Mae brought to my attention a few activities I'm sure happened a year before. My sense of time has been completely rocked by Covid-19. Thankfully, I've got my camera roll to help me recall all the things that have happened since last year.

Comedy Heroes
1 min read

I think you can learn a lot about a person, their sense of humor, and how they see the world by knowing who their favorite comedians are. These are the ones that have made the largest impact on me.

Welcome To Geekdom 250: Alien (1979)
1 min read

Jacob Tender and Mike Comite join Deanna Chapman to discuss Alien!Find the full show notes for this episode here....

Chat Semetary: The Mist (2017)
1 min read

via Chat Sematary: Jacob Tender joins the podcast to discuss The Mist. The show originally aired on Spike TV in 2017. We dive into the cast, how the show differs from the story and more.Find the full show notes...

The Great Indoors
4 min read

When we moved into this apartment in October 2015, I figured the only creature residing with us would be our canine companion Jazz. What I didn't know was that the next six years would feature a revolving cast of characters including bats, squirrels, and birds. So very many birds.

Names for Jazz
1 min read

These are all of the affectionate titles I can recall calling my dog, Jazz. Jazz Jazzaroo Jazzarooie Jazzaroonie Jazzybobazzy Roo Rooie Roonie Roonit Roonieballoonie Rooballoo Bub Bubby Bubba Bubbala Bubbaroo Ron Ronballon Thumper Smiley Goofy Gooba...

What Was Missed
2 min read

On March 10th, 2020, I left Barley House in Akron for the last time. I wrote about that last day, which was remarkable for the worst reasons. It still bothers me that my relationship with that daily hang-out ended like...

My Favorite Things: 2020
2 min read

As is tradition, here is a distillation of my favorite media—formatted into digestable bulleted lists for posterity.

2020: A Year In Review
4 min read

As terrible as the year has been, some landmark achievements have happened in spite of it. Here's a rundown of what I've accomplished this year.

Video Games I've Played
1 min read

I don't play video games very often. Here's a record of the ones I've completed.

Articles that never fail to make me laugh
1 min read

If the Internet is good for anything, it's chuckles on demand. This is a list of articles I've read online that I can read over and over again for a laugh.

Playlisting, a practice
4 min read

For the last decade or so, I've been a staunch proponent of music playback by album. Recently, I've found a deep appreciation for playlist building.

Finding Grandpa's Commercial
4 min read

I located a long-lost advertisement starring my great grandfather and so much more.

My Favorite Things 2020 (The First Half)
1 min read

I haven't compiled a mid-year list of my favorite things since 2015. I've just been so struck with compelling media during the year of COVID that I felt it was worth doing a quick run-down of the stuff that's keeping me occupied while most social activities are put on hold.

Changing It Up
2 min read

Anyone who's followed me closely may know that in Fall of 2017, I returned to The University of Akron to complete a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in computer programming. I graduated in May. As a...

My small part in the career of Fall Out Boy
6 min read

In January of 2016, an author by the name of Ben Welch reached out for permission to use my 2012 essay on Fall Out Boy's album From Under The Cork Tree. I gave him the go-ahead and quick interview about...

Selective sync of Google Calendars in Apple's ecosystem
1 min read

Despite removing myself from Google’s ecosystem where I can, I’ve found that Google calendars have been hard to ditch. One thing that’ really irks me though about adding Google calendars to my Apple calendar apps is the mess...

Welcome To Geekdom 183: Gravity Falls
1 min read

Jacob Tender joins the podcast to discuss Gravity Falls. We talk about why two seasons worked for the length of the show, why we enjoyed it, and more.Find the full show notes for this episode here....

Podcast Me Anything: Jacob Tender, Community Manager at Breaker
1 min read

via Podcast Me Anything: I recently launched a client podcast and the one network they had to make sure they got listed on was Breaker. Breaker is not a household name in podcasting, but in the financial services space, there...

COVID-19
4 min read

I got into an argument with a guy at the bar today. I’m not sharing this because I’m proud of it or because I feel like I gained anything from it, but so that I might glean more...

Pet Peeves
1 min read

We all have them. These are mine.

Things I Do That Other People Don't
1 min read

What is the weirdest thing you do? After John and Merlin began talking about this on Reconcilable Differences, I've started to keep a list of the "secret weird things that I do" that other people do not.

Rules for Twitter
1 min read

Three simple rules for tweeting my teenage daughter.

People I'm Told I Look Like
1 min read

I'm told often and without hesitation about who my visage reminds people of. This is a running list of celebrities I've been likened to.

Talkin' 'Traz: The Rock (1996)
1 min read

Jacob joins to discuss the 1996 Michael Bay film 'The Rock'.Find the full show notes for this episode here....

Shortcuts for archiving Apple Music playlists
4 min read

I’m sort of a nut about metadata and archiving my digital stuff. I also like lists and enjoy listening to music. It’s all of those things that led me to my ongoing bi-monthly playlist project, where I collect...