Category: Blog

  • I’m Attempting to Limit Social Media

    Earlier this year, I launched my own social network after using an alternative social network for several months. The experience helped me slow my mainstream social media use and experience an advertising and political news free environment. This month I shutdown my social network to save money. But I’m considering reopening a variant of it […]

  • We Celebrated Our Anniversary at The Creek Restaurant in Boerne

    For our 7 year anniversary of dating (different from our upcoming 1 year of marriage in February), we dined at The Creek Restaurant in Boerne. We were very impressed with the level of service we received, including the signed note from the owner wishing us a Happy Anniversary! I ordered steak. Kara ordered chicken. I […]

  • Day Trip to Austin

    We recently visited downtown Austin for a Taco shop and a pumpkin patch. While in Austin we walked a portion of 6th street and visited Whole Foods. I really enjoy photographing Austin’s skyscrapers. It’s hard to imagine how expensive they must be to build. They truly are works of art. This is my favorite photo […]

  • Thoughts on Motivation

    Motivation comes from within. It requires doing the right thing when no one is watching and when everyone is, yet it is unpopular. Even when alone in your commitment to stay the course, with nothing to gain and possibly much to lose. That unwavering devotion to persevere must come from within and cannot be dependent […]

  • Unboxing Xbox Series S & Playing Halo CE

    I overpaid on Amazon for what I thought was the Xbox One S that I then cancelled and ordered from Microsoft; I learned that this was the new Xbox Series S. It is a little confusing, but there are a few consoles out there Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox […]

  • Unboxing Vizio V-Serio 50 inch 4K Smart TV from Walmart

    Unboxing Vizio V-Serio 50 inch 4K Smart TV from Walmart

    Special thanks to my friend Rafael Alvarez for allowing me to unbox his new TV! We chose the Vizio TV because it was the brightest out of all the other TV models on display. The Phillips model came close, but the deciding factor was the Vizio had Apple Air Play and Rafael had an iPhone […]

  • Thank You, T-Mobile! Unboxing Apple iPhone 12 & Apple Watch SE from VP Jon Freier Twitter Prize

    Thank You, T-Mobile! Unboxing Apple iPhone 12 & Apple Watch SE from VP Jon Freier Twitter Prize

    Thank you, T-Mobile and Jon Freier, for select Kara and me to win 2 iPhone 12′ and 2 Apple Watch SE’. Jon was giving out this prize to 4 couples for Valentine’s Day, and we won! Kara and I had just gotten married a few hours before the announcement on Jon’s Twitter account. A wonderful […]

  • College Degrees Are Worth It

    College Degrees Are Worth It

    I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Incarnate Word in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts. In the months leading up to my graduation, I read many articles claiming that my communication arts degree offered the worst return on investment. I believed this and was very discouraged. […]

  • Viral Vilification

    Viral Vilification

    For several years since the 2008 Presidential Election, I have made strides to distance myself from the political negativity that permeates American social life. I learned a valuable lesson in the election season of 2008 when I wrote a vile comment in response to what I believed was an offensive political post. I unleashed rage […]

  • Too Many Emails

    Too Many Emails

    On August 15, 2004, I created my first email account with Yahoo. My first email was a welcome message informing me that I had a whopping 250MBs of email storage. For many years, I used this account exclusively and gleefully sent and received emails from my middle school classmates. When it came time to search […]