A Quest for Purpose During the Lost Summer

Going back for as long as I can remember, I always had the impression that running organized races was an act of pure vanity.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m not above participating in competitive races from time to time.

Sure, sometimes these races are all in good fun. For…

Do you remember the good times, the fun times, and the wildest nights?

Do you remember college? Do you remember summer break? Do you remember not having a care in the world?

Do you remember parties? Do you remember Park Street? Do you remember waiting for the drunk bus?

Do you remember innocence? Do you remember bliss? Do you remember the good times, the fun times, and the wildest nights?

Do you remember lucky cigs? Do you remember late nights? Do you remember white lines laid fine across my iPad?

Do you remember heartbreak? Do you remember loneliness? Do you remember the hardest times of them all?

Do you remember your mistakes? Do you remember the ups and downs? Do you remember the lowest lows and the highest highs?

On Cicadas

I heard my first cicadas of the summer.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve kept my ears open — listening for them, wondering where they were, when I would finally hear them buzzing among the tall trees.

Leading up to this summer, there has been much hype in the media…

What value does organized religion offer in a secular world?

Reach out and touch faith…

11:33 p.m. — I think I just realized the hidden secret to meeting friends as an adult and/or parent…

Join a church.

After pouring a glass of whiskey and Coke tonight, I thought, why do people even get involved with…

Congressman Jim Jordan spoke on behalf of Trump’s Re-Election

Westerville, Ohio — Field staff for President Trump’s re-election campaign recently hosted an activist rally featuring Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH). Congressman Jordan addressed a sizeable audience, speaking in favor of the President. …

Escaping into the wilderness for a weekend

It’s been a while since I’ve last written, so I decided to write about my recent experience camping during a weekend in early August. My girlfriend, Catt, and I went camping in southern Ohio — far south enough that we were adjacent to…

A Religious Analysis of the Classic Disney Animated Film

This article was previously published on my website.

Disney’s classic film The Lion King tells the story of a lion cub named Simba who is heir to the throne of a kingdom known as the Pride Lands. Simba lives an idyllic life until his father is murdered by his uncle…

Understanding the economics of terrorism

This article aims to explore the inner microeconomic workings of terrorist organizations, as well as the underlying macroeconomics of terrorism as a black market industry.

Before beginning to examine the economics of terrorism in depth, some precursory background information is necessary to establish how the whole geopolitical and economic situation…

As Election Day draws near, polling continues to swing in favor of the GOP’s chances for maintaining a House majority.

Continuing my 2018 midterm election coverage, we take a look at the data surrounding races for the House of Representatives.

Unlike in the Senate race, Republicans chances in the House race have not been looking too optimistic. …

Matty S.


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