What Are They Voting For?

It’s the morning after, and Americans all over the country are waking up to the uncertainty that we were all pretty sure was coming. There’s rumblings that we won’t have final results out of certain important battle ground states until Friday. That said, if you’re a Democrat, you’ve got reasons to feel pretty good this morning. As I write this, there are many races that aren’t yet called, but Joe Biden’s chances are looking very good when you consider the areas where there are votes left to be counted.

On Virtual Reality

Did you know that 2019 was a banner year for virtual reality? It wouldn’t surprise me if you didn’t, but for those of us that are paying attention and care about VR, 2019 was an extremely exciting time. As we’ve made our way into 2020, I’ve been reflecting on 2019. In doing so, I realized that despite my undeniable passion for everything to do with virtual reality I’ve never actually spent any time writing about it, or explaining my feelings.

Pete Buttigieg Can’t Win

Yesterday afternoon, presidential candidate and current mayor of South Bend Indiana, Pete Buttigieg gave his first foreign policy speech of the campaign at Indiana University. The speech ran about 45 minutes, and covered, among other things, five key proposals that would make up the backbone of his foreign policy approach if he were elected president. Rather than go in to a lot of detail myself about what he said, I’ll just link you to a good overview from Vox. If you’d like to see the speech itself, you can find it here.

On Writing

I love to write. Growing up, becoming a full time writer was my number one aspiration. I didn’t want to write just anything though. I wasn’t interested in being a journalist or a self-help author. I wanted to write novels and short stories. Specifically, ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved fantasy and science fiction, and those were the kinds of stories I wanted to tell.

The Problem With Wil Wheaton

So, this is what happens when I let a random thought spiral out of control… Yesterday, I found myself wondering — what’s the deal with Wil Wheaton? Now, if you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend an awful lot of time thinking about Wil Wheaton. Even if you do  spare him the occasional thought, I doubt you’ve ever considered the question, “What’s the deal with Wil Wheaton?”