If You Don’t Know These 10 Things About the Internet—You’re Making It Easy for People to Manipulate You

Most of the internet is trying to manipulate you. That’s the best way for it to make money. And very few people on the internet are going to choose to not optimize for maximum revenue. So they’ll try … but whether their manipulation works is up to you. Here are 10 things to know about … More If You Don’t Know These 10 Things About the Internet—You’re Making It Easy for People to Manipulate You

Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Today is Good Friday, remembering the day when crowds demanded to crucify a man who was supposed — and had utterly failed — to make Israel great again. Israel has long and powerful legacy of being great. All Abrahamic religions clearly identify them as God’s chosen people: promised to become a great nation, one through … More Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Timeless Premiere: Is NBC’s (Sorta-Diverse) Time Travel Drama Worth the Hype?

Timeless premiered on Monday! Know how I knew that? Because it feels like NBC has been advertising nothing but Timeless for weeks. TV ads, giant webpage displays, you name it. For some reason, NBC seems very invested in me watching Timeless… Mondays at 10pm on NBC. So I figured, why not? I love history. I’m a … More Timeless Premiere: Is NBC’s (Sorta-Diverse) Time Travel Drama Worth the Hype?

When I’m Too Distracted For God — What’s the Solution?

I’m distracted. Work has been busy lately. I’ve been too caught up to focus on faith. I don’t have time to think about ways to act more like Jesus. Or try — in earnest — to better understand God’s truth or how God is leading my life. It’s not that I’m trying to ignore God. Things are just really busy at work right … More When I’m Too Distracted For God — What’s the Solution?

The Anti-Makeover: Why I’m Tired of Focusing on Looks

I’ve never cared much about fashion. Or makeup. Or any sort of beauty routine. I hate shopping for clothes. Taking longer than 15 minutes to get ready feels like a gigantic waste of time. In high school, my mom and sister thought I’d be a perfect candidate for What Not to Wear. But I brushed them aside, perfectly content with … More The Anti-Makeover: Why I’m Tired of Focusing on Looks

Legendary Sushi: Shiro’s Pike Place Perfection

I really love sushi. But more than that, I love trying weird or different kinds of sushi. California rolls? No thanks. But a nice cut of raw tuna on a bed of nigiri-style rice? I’ll take 5! I’m alway up for trying something new and different, but my two sushi favorites are tako (octopus) and ikura (flying fish roe). … More Legendary Sushi: Shiro’s Pike Place Perfection