Posts of Old Posts

This content is largely curated from old blogs I maintained from 1999-2002 and 2005-2008. Many of the posts are updated with modern takes on the subject matter, addressing changes in my beliefs or the world at large.


Evolution Valley

Evolution Valley

The Summer of 1999 brought with it phenomenal memories as my Boy Scout troop eschewed our normal summer camp plans and set out for a week-long hiking adventure into Evolution Valley, just South of Yosemite. Encounters with bears, unprepared Scoutmasters, and long...
My First Race

My First Race

The first time I competed in swimming was the Spring of my Sophomore year of high school, and as my wife and I return to the pool in hope to get back into shape, I am reminded of how particularly inverse my experience now is from those early days. Back then my body...
Small Moments (Freemasonry)

Small Moments (Freemasonry)

Over the past ten years, I have presided over and participated in nearly one-hundred Initiations – the ceremony where one first becomes a Freemason. Literally thousands of hours of practice, study, and rehearsal, to make sure the candidate has the most moving and...
A True Gentleman of Verona

A True Gentleman of Verona

With a twenty-year career of stage productions and improvisational acting, I’m regularly asked by colleagues and clients where and how I got my start speaking to large groups of people. Usually fairly introverted, being in crowds and putting on public displays...
Eyeballing a Fella’

Eyeballing a Fella’

Some, arguably most, role-playing games try to ensure that each character class or profession is on reasonably equal footing when it comes to power level and ability. Obviously there are differences and some classes are focused to excel in unique circumstances, but...
Why an Eagle Scout?

Why an Eagle Scout?

The Boy Scouts of America says that of the millions of young men who join, fewer than 2% will complete the arduous tasks required to be accepted as an Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank. I was fortunate enough to have both the opportunity and the...