I want to preface this by saying that in no way am I a trained therapist or counselor. Luckily, my trade allows me the opportunity to have conversations about many different aspects of health care, innovations, and policies. Many of my conversations have dealt on the realities of health care policy challenges on the ground. … More Advocacy As Therapy?
On Tuesday’s episode of The Ringer’s the Sports Repodders, Bill Simmons raised an interesting question: who is your favorite color commentator? His guests, Jason Gay and Bryan Curtis had their answers but I was stumped when asking myself the same question. I guess Al Michaels? Admittedly, that is a history and fame based answer no … More Identity… Politics? Media? Sports?
That’s a loaded question isn’t it? If someone asked me how aware I am I’d probably respond with “of course I’m aware, I’m a journalist, it is literally my job to be aware.” Simply asking that question almost comes off as an insult. Nonetheless it’s a powerful question and one worth asking. It’s also far … More How Aware Are You?
Typically I try and keep my politics/policy writing as formal and unbiased as possible. The last thing we need in this political environment is another partisan hack. Yes, there are people and policies at the federal and state levels that I utterly despise and there are people and policies that I think are brilliant and … More Extraordinary Times
The National Park Service celebrated its one hundredth birthday this year. While celebrations were focused on parks and national monuments across the country, ranging from Gettysburg to Yellowstone, one site on the National Register of Historic Places was quietly celebrating on the other side of the world. The Moroccan city of Tangier sits on … More A Not-So-National National Historic Site
The year that has been 2016 makes much more sense when you stop looking at it as “ugh the worst year ever” and start seeing it for what it is: The Year of the Meme. Everything about this year is about the meme. Harambe was never about the damn gorilla, it was about what the … More The Only Thing Stronger Than Alabama? Memes…
I. Introduction The long running meme this election has been that 2016 is the worst and we simply have to get through the election and through the year before the world ends. For many November 9, 2016 is a magical date where all of the noise and insanity will suddenly disappear. A likely Hillary Clinton … More If You Think This Ends Tuesday You Are Sorely Mistaken
National Geographic recently did a really cool piece on the historic Indian mountain railways built by the British so their colonial leaders could escape the oppressive Indian heat. You can find the link here but I found the article a little to brief for my liking. It talks about a lot about the specifics of … More The UNESCO Mountain Railways of India
As I mentioned in my previous post, Alisha and I have had just a little bit of a busy year. Since about January we’ve been in school/work/wedding mode and are still working our way out of it even though we’ve been back in OKC for three weeks. We’ve done a lot of traveling but not in … More The 10,000th Blog Post You’ll Read About A Caribbean Honeymoon
Hey Brett what gives? I thought you were a travel blog with sports, politics and history intermixed or maybe you were a history blog with everything else intermixed? Regardless of whatever this is, you haven’t updated in forever and how else are we your (handful of) faithful readers going to pass the time at work?! Well … More Independence in the Natural State