Musings: What Makes a Good Writer?

I believe when it comes to good writing, there is little more important than clarity. It’s still a learning process for me everyday. But working in a newsroom with some of the most experienced, sharp minds in journalism has taught me some very valuable lessons. Most of which can be distilled into one simple idea. Clear writing reveals clarity […]

Musings: Hedonism and Satisfaction

As H.L Mencken once quipped, “A wealthy man is one who earns $100 a year more than his wife’s sister’s husband.” Ha. Jokes aside, he was definitely on to something. It doesn’t matter how much a person has, countless studies have shown that given a choice, people would settle for a lot less if it […]

Musings: More Than Meets the Eye

When regarding a political opponent, Lincoln once famously remarked, “I don’t like this man. I must get to know him better.” Lately, whenever I find myself feeling irritated by someone and potentially disliking them, I immediately force myself to get to know them. And this has done wonders for my growth and maturity as a person. […]

Musings: The Beauty in Mediocrity

As recently as 3 years ago, if you asked me what my biggest fear was, I’d tell you, “Leading a mediocre life.” I feared being average and normal, or having a life that wasn’t exceptional, a life that made no difference to anyone. Where no one would feel the loss of my existence. I was […]