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One of the reasons it’s so difficult to raise children is the disconnect between their maturity and curiosity, often leading parents to ask their kids to do things and being questioned incessantly for their requests. Asking your child to put their seatbelt on can be the catalyst for a long…


Welcome to the Summer Series, a project where I share some thoughts about albums that have had a profound effect on me over the years. I am not starting this series in the Summer, nor do I plan on ending before the Autumn Equinox, but it’s warm out and the…


This is the one of one 2021 Fode Mock Lock. That’s right folks, no need to even tune in tomorrow as these will be the picks. Let’s get down to it!

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars- Trevor Lawrence, Clemson QB

2. New York Jets: Zach Wilson, BYU QB

The Jets should be thanking…


For this project, I leaned heavily on the sample solution after putting my original code out there. As one would expect for a fairly new data scientist, the minutiae has given me a hard time when it comes to graphing. Getting *a* graph is hard but knowing how to create…


TOP TEN

1. My Turn-Lil Baby

It’s a low bar to clear, but nobody had a better 2020 than QC kingpin Lil Baby. In his aptly named second record, My Turn is a capital-a Album with startlingly few skips and a bevy of bangers that cement Baby’s status as one…


The results of the 2020 American Presidential Election left many overjoyed, relieved, and vindicated. While some may wonder if 2016 was a fluke, the political consciousness of the U.S. undeniably awoke when Donald Trump was elected President, and with that awakening came a disturbing look at the politics of a…


I have a strong, core principle when it comes to rap music: white people should largely avoid publishing criticism of a genre that’s not theirs. I love rap, it’ll forever be the genre I check for first when I’m looking for new music, and I’ve long been enamored with the…


In October of last year, which was forty-four years ago, comedian Dave Chappelle was honored with The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the highest honor in comedy. For those of you that have been living under a rock, this award was well-deserved; Chappelle was a teenage prodigy…


In the most roundabout way possible, Kobe Bryant was the one who kicked off The Process, The Philadelphia 76ers long-view plan of tearing a professional basketball team down to the studs and building it back up to contender status. Kobe had a competitive streak that, along with his immense resources…


I think it’s healthy sometimes to just list off a number of things you’re scared of and do everything you can to wrangle those fears and get past them or channel them into something positive. Here goes:

  • Not being considered smart: This is a big one for me because it’s…

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