Have You Watched Space Force?

I really enjoyed the first season of Steve Carell’s Netflix show, Space Force. It’s smart, funny, and topical. If you like The Office and/or Avenue 5, I highly recommend the show. I’m leading off with that because some of the early reviews I saw about the show were mixed to negative. I almost didn’t even … Read more

Strawberry Shortcake vs Strawberry Shortbread

One of my fondest and longest-lasting childhood memories involves strawberry shortbread. Once every summer, my mother would declare that we were having strawberry shortbread for dinner. Usually this coincided with us going strawberry picking as a family. It was such a treat because we were essentially eating dessert for dinner in a home where we … Read more

Pet Please #160: Stumbling Upon Fellow Travelers You’ve Already Met

Megan and I had a Netflix movie night this weekend, and one of the movies we watched was Ibiza. It’s a series of vignettes about three Americans having adventures in Spain. The movie perfectly captured one of my favorite things about traveling: It’s normal to meet or notice a number of other tourists when you’re … Read more


In response to yesterday’s Stonemaier Games’ declaration of action against racial injustice and inequality, a screenshot of a blog post I wrote in 2013 about my Roomba vacuum cleaner has been circulated. The post, like a handful of others I wrote when I was younger, is embarrassingly misogynistic, and the Roomba post in particular includes … Read more

Gratitude and a Declaration

Over the last few weeks on a variety of platforms, I’ve made mistake after mistake while trying to address the tragic killing of George Floyd and express my support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). People have called me out on it, and I deserve everything they’ve said. Despite the tone-deaf nature of … Read more