The Promise of the Stars

There’s a reassurance you can get from looking at the stars. A sense of scale and wonder, true, but mostly a promise. Centuries passed when mankind guided themselves by the light of these same stars, and for all our failings, there is still something put there that can show us the path when we have […]

People Who Get Me: Chromeo

This post is the first in a series about my influences, entitled People Who Get Me. Chromeo gets me. First – just listen to this: Now, let’s take a moment to appreciate that David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel perform under the names “Dave 1” and “P-Thugg”, among my favorite stage names of all time. They […]

The Philosophy of Not Work

For the past four years, I’ve participated in Carnegie Mellon’s annual themed entertainment competition, Booth. It’s a rewarding and frenetic effort that culminates in building structures like these: Each booth features a themed game, and my fraternity typically produces original video games each year. The game team is headed by a game chair, typically with […]