Knowing When to Give Up: My Gumbo Adventure

There are all too many motivational anecdotes about never giving up, and that's good and all, but I think there need to be more motivational anecdotes about knowing¬†when¬†to give up. This is one of them. On Saturday I made a goal: that I was going to attempt to cook shrimp gumbo. If you've never had…

Just a Reminder: Career Isn't Everything

Growing up in the '90s was filled with a lot of great entertainment options, and besides all the great shows on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, it was also a time for a ton of family-oriented movies aimed at '90s kids. The basic framework for most of these movies centered around some kids who grew up…

Why We Need to End Our Love Affair with "Hard Work"

There are countless adages that praise hard work and determination, and for good reason. America, in particular, seems to always tout itself as a great nation of "hard working" people. There's nothing wrong with hard work, in fact it is quite a good thing to have hard working people in your life or community, but…

The College Survival Guide

I write a lot of posts on this website about things that I am not really qualified to write about, but this is not one of them. Just so you know, I rocked college. I went to a really hard school where people were known to fail so many classes that when you asked them…