2010: A retrospective
There’s the reverb writings and the end of year lists for best music and TV and whatnot. And I’ll get to those… maybe later or maybe never. But right now, in this little space of time I have, I want to reflect a bit (nothing new right?) and offer myself some encouragement for the next year. When 2010 began I had all kinds of hope. I felt that the things that were falling...
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Lot of things on my mind.
Reverb Writing #9 - Party
Party Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid) Since I already talked about Eric’s 21st birthday party where I was at my apex of happiness, I will talk about the crazy first day in New York City. Let’s set the scene: I go to work all day Thursday from 8-4:30, then my mom picks me up...
Reverb Writing #8 - Difference
Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond) I’ve been told I have an infectious personality. I can make people laugh and smile pretty easily. I don’t know how true that is, but I will say that I make it a point to make...
Reverb Writing #7 - Community
Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? (Author: Cali Harris) I’ll tell you what, the show Community is really really good. I used to be a pretty big part of the Absolutepunk.net community. I liked that. I was involved with them on the website and on twitter. Things have...
Reverb Writing #6 - Make
Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin) I made breakfast. Saturday morning breakfast. It has become a bit of a ritual with Maddy and I. We make scrambled eggs with cheese, hash browns, bacon, and toast with peanut butter and honey. It is delicious. One of the best...
Reverb Writing #5 - Letting Go
Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why? (Author: Alice Bradley) Anger. Judgment. Insecurity. Cynicism. And that is not to say that these things don’t creep in still. But these four things had plagued my life for the last four years. I was so sick of being on a throne of unhappiness, judging people and trying to shoot down dreams to paint my throne a faux shade of happiness. I...
Reverb Writing #4 - Music
Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year? (Author: Jeffrey Davis) Simple. The rediscovery of music. And not listening to music. Playing music. Around February of this year, my life had completed the cycle of falling apart, at least in the sense of the big things. No job, no school, no girlfriend, friends gone, isolated, etc. And that was when I picked up my...
Reverb Writing #3 - Alive
Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors). (Author: Ali Edwards) I tend to focus on the foundation destroying nature of 2010 when I reflect that I forget that some of the best moments of my life happened this year. Being in New York while the Giants won the World Series. My first date with Maddy...
Reverb Writing #2 - Writing
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta) The list goes on. But I’ve been told recently that I have too many interests. I love sports. I love music. I work. I have friendships and a relationship with a wonderful girl. I love TV. I even like to work out, but that has easily gone to the bottom of the list. But in regards to...
Winter Blosson - a poem
A delicate disaster Planted in rich soil Salted and scattered And left to toil I stumbled and drifted down to the shore and in the winter found color in snow A single flower Roots deep in the ground A few rays of sun And you were skyward bound My eyes must be tricking Stuck in black and white And suddenly flickering A color so bright I want to perserve it Pull the beauty from the roots But...
Three leaf clovers: After being an AHL reporter, →
lanibelle: I don’t put players on pedestals like I used to. I get happy for them, I feel proud to witness their triumphs, and I respect the hell out of them. These guys work hard all the time. They’re elite athletes. They’re as passionate about hockey as anyone has ever been about anything. These guys are… I agree. And this extends to all celebrity in general. I understand looking up to...
Oh man, I’m performing my first little gig tonight. 11 songs. I’m nervous. My brother is going to record it. I hope it goes well. Videos will be up in time. I love you all, send good vibes.
Reverb Writing #1
My friend Sam is doing this thing called “Reverb Writing,” which goes over certain aspects of the last year in more interesting ways than your typical reflection. I’ve read a ton of his entries and I am really intrigued by them. So I’m going to do them myself and see where that goes. Because to be honest, I have been so busy the last two months that I feel out of the loop on blogging. I don’t feel...
My mind is filled with academic words Stifled by the responsible world. The sandcastle crushed by the stone feet of anxiety. The waves thrust to a halt by the walls of society. A bitter death to the savory sweet The trust of rebirth for the gracious fleet. And when the flight begins again The decimated rocks will turn to sand. And waves will flow back to shore And I will build again, once more.
My final paper from my writing class
I decided I wanted to post this paper that I wrote for my final because it really captures the progress I’ve made in my life. It is a bit long, but it is written like a blog post. I hope you all enjoy it: I am busier than I have ever been. I may have never been more stressed than I have been in the past four months. My lack of sleep and proper health have never been more pronounced. And...
Hey Music Composition Paper!
I just pwned your ass. So suck it. But really, that was the funnest of the 5 papers I’ve had to write, and I actually went over 10 pages easily, but it was still exhausting. I still have to write my Physiological Disorders paper and make edits to the History (My case study on Millennials) and Public Speaking papers. Oh and not to mention that we have an in-class essay final AND a vocab...