Articles in the Me Category

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July 05th, 2008 | 8 Comments | Category: Marginalia, Me

My friend Ben Hiltzheimer once said that riding a motorcycle was a such head-clearing experience because while riding all you could think about was not dying. Riding a fixed-gear bicycle is similarly head-clearing. It’s chess not checkers. Being connected to the bike and its motion feels right in a way that riding bikes with freewheels and brakes never did, but you have to think several moves ahead.

Marginalia, Me »

June 22nd, 2008 | 4 Comments | Category: Marginalia, Me

June 21st is Go Skateboarding Day, so after a month off of my board due to a bum foot, I went skateboarding. It rained all kinds of fierce as it is wont to do in the evenings in the summer in southeast Alabama, but I skated anyway.

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August 18th, 2007 | 4 Comments | Category: Me

In my quest for better notebooks, I bought a spiral-binding machine so that I could make my own. Here are a few of my creations so far.

Me, Videos »

June 07th, 2007 | No Comment | Category: Me, Videos

Quick clip of me skateboarding in the Nemo Design studio.

Essays, Me »

January 16th, 2007 | 5 Comments | Category: Essays, Me

It seems that youth is no longer wasted on the young. In recent years, many social scientists (as well as Jay-Z) have claimed that thirty is the new twenty. Whereas one at twenty used to be considered an adult, now one at twenty is relatively still a child. So, what makes an adult these days? Are there any rites of passage in Western culture in the twenty-first century?
You can make your very own poisonous, despicable man.
Begin by keeping him a boy for as long as you can,
And when the voice …

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December 20th, 2006 | 3 Comments | Category: Me

I was going to wait until I had more of these done, but I have too much other stuff going on at the moment. I started drawing again, and here are a few of the results.

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September 21st, 2006 | One Comment | Category: Me

I have a tiny blurb in an article on Woozy BMX called “What Motivates You to Ride.” Check it out about halfway down the page here.

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August 22nd, 2006 | No Comment | Category: Me

Dres: “Yo, you found some wealth?”
Posdnous: “More in my mind than in my pocket.”
— De La Soul, “En Focus”
One morning at the bus stop several years ago, an old woman walked up to me with a copy of The Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse. She said, “Excuse me, sir, do you know what that word means?” Her finger was on page six, pointing to the word “impecunious.” I had to admit to her that I did not know the meaning of this word, and that I was unable to …

Me, Meta »

June 05th, 2006 | 4 Comments | Category: Me, Meta

I am finding more and more of my thinking gets worked out in notebooks and journals. Recently having access to a scanner, I thought I’d share some pages.

Me, Videos »

April 07th, 2006 | No Comment | Category: Me, Videos

I was taking a break from web work in Kirkland, Washington, and my coworker Ben Damron spotted me outside goofing around on my bike. He grabbed his camera and filmed me fumbling about. So, here’s footage of me riding some mediocre flatland from the summer of 2001.