Music Picks: My Favorites for 2014

I know we're a couple months into 2015, but I often find myself revisiting 2014. Sure, we didn't get the Titus Andronicus double album we were all hoping for, but 2014 overall was a pretty fantastic year for music. There were so many strong records that depending on my mood, I keep jumping back and forth on my favorite. 

Do People Actually Give Each Other Cars for Christmas?

It never fails. As soon as the holiday season kicks off, the vomit-inducing car commercials start (not to be confused with the vomit-inducing jewelry commercials). In short: Some guy gets a set of keys from his wife and runs outside to discover a brand new Lexus with a giant bow on top of it. Most people seeing these ads just roll their eyes and continue on with their day. But not everyone.

Marvel Wrap-Up, September 3

Ever since Marvel promised we'd finally find out what happened to Richard Rider in Guardians of the Galaxy #18 and it ended in a @$# cliffhanger, I figured "I have something to say about that!" So begins my weekly wrap-up of the latest Marvel releases (or at least the ones I read).


The Complex Hero Complex

Storytelling is not surprisingly the main focus of the UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership Association's annual conference, StoryCon — more importantly, how can communicators who work in public health use stories to get the public to take action. There was a lot of great information at the conference, and I can't go over every single point speakers made at the conference. But I did have one particularly dorky revelation.