Memento Mori – Memento Homo

Victory fills our souls while defeat brings us low. Both can make us lose a broader perspective. Staying strong under loss can be difficult. But the best of us will move past defeat and keep trying. As the Romans grew into an empire, they were often foolhardy and ran straight into defeat. The kind of... Continue Reading →

Union Jack

With the referendum for Scottish Independence happening as I type, my mind turned to flags. More specifically the Union Jack. For those of you not in the know, it's a combination of England's St. George's Cross, Ireland's St. Patrick's Cross, and Scotland's St. Andrew's Cross. No love for Wales though. I guess dragons are too... Continue Reading →

Saturday, August 24th

The summer heat is slowly dying and Saturday explorations are becoming viable again.  Jihye and I have plans for the evening, but lunch is a good start. So after a morning of selling myself for fun and profit, we venture out on a beautiful Saturday to find food. After some discussion we decide to waltz... Continue Reading →

A Letter To Evelyn

November 19, 2012, To my new niece, Evelyn Grace Shrader: Hey Evie! Welcome to the world. As you might already notice, it’s a big, cold, scary place, and it will continue to get bigger, and colder, and scarier. You will be hurt, sometimes so badly you won’t feel like getting up. Someday you, like everyone... Continue Reading →

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