New Job

As of today, I’ve officially started work as the Program Coordinator of Western Washington University’s Department of Music. After a long summer of waiting for the position to open up, applying, interviewing, and finally being offered the position, I’m extremely...

Listen to People You Don’t Like

I recently listened to an interview with Glenn Beck. As you might guess, I’m not a huge fan of the guy, and I was expecting that the interview wouldn’t change my perceptions of him. Having attempted to listen deeply with an open mind, I can say with some degree of...

My Morning Ritual: An 11-Step Listicle on Starting the Day

For a long time, I wasn’t a morning person. I didn’t enjoy mornings. I didn’t enjoy even waking up. I would hit the snooze button several times (we’ll talk about that…). I would often rush out the door at the last possible second, making it to the bus stop just as it...