Bad Neighbor

Neighbors are a strange concept. We live in this spatial bubble with people who are virtually strangers — or if we are fortunate enough (depending on the circumstance), they are people that we know or have fami...

The Myth of Sisyphus: Grappling Suicide with Absurdity

My childhood friend took his own life when I was fourteen years old. I walked every day to school with him, a one and a half block stroll along a street called African Road. I’d been out of touch with him for a...

The Marie Kondo Phenomenon: Sparking Your Ultimate Joy

Marie Kondo’s “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up” was something that I heard about in passing and on social media. I hadn’t thought about it very much because I coul...

The Science Behind Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a universal and natural response to grieving the end of a relationship. It’s a dreadful experience that makes your day to day life a fog, and you feel that your world is caving in with every step ...

Bad Habits and Jedi-Mind Tricks

New year’s resolutions are impossible to deter ourselves from, no matter how hard we try. You’ll overhear them on the radio, casual conversation between people in a grocery aisle, see divorce billboards that sa...

The ABC’s of Our Identities

There can be a vast amount of perplexity when it comes to the meaning behind LGBTQ. Those who are unaware of the definition may fear being perceived as ignorant; they never quite muster up the strength to ask w...

In Memoriam: Everyday People, Everyday Heroes

Every year, the Atlanta LGBTQ community loses prized members that made a difference. This year has been no different. Each life played an essential role in making the community more irrepressible than it alread...

Absorbing Light

I was racially profiled, again. It was Thursday night. The second of December to be exact. I was reminiscing about a show that I had the opportunity to take photos of in downtown. I was strolling from my usu...

Dishes I Think About Every Day

After 10 years of being in the service industry, I’ve become a snob. I admit it. I began from the bottom-barrel chain restaurants to somehow working with James Beard nominees (humble brag). At the end of the da...

The Carousel Capital: Binghamton, New York

Binghamton, New York is the centralized city of Broome County. The area consists of neighboring towns Vestal, Endicott, Maine-Endwell, and the village, Johnson City. The weather in my hometown, Binghamton, is l...