12 Things I Learned After 90 Days on Airbnb

At the end of 2021, I signed a bunch of papers and closed on The Flying Squirrel—a mountain cabin in Maggie Valley, NC. Shortly thereafter, I listed in on Airbnb. In this post I’ll share my learnings from the first ~90 days of business as a remote short-term rental host. Get. Great. Photos. When you…More

More Adventures in Maine

Maine is beautiful. I’ve had a blast exploring the different parks the state had to offer. Here are some recent highlights! Acadia I’ve been heading out to Acadia with and without friends. The Duck of Justice Bangor, ME is more than just a small Maine city. It houses one of the most important ducks in…More

Pinnacle Overlook at Crowder Mountain

Today, I had the pleasure of driving to the Charlotte Airport to drop off some folks. On the way back, I decided to stop in at the Crowder Mountain State Park and take on the 2-hour long Pinnacle Trail. The 767 ft elevation gain encouraged some sweat, but seeing the overlook at the top made…More


Yesterday, I received my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This feels like the beginning of the end for my pandemic arc. Today, let’s go back to the beginning. I’m taken back to the moment when I realized that COVID was here to stay. I was with my family in East Texas. We had just…More

Tech Media & the Hedonic Treadmill

When visiting any modern technology news website, you’re going to see a lot of product-related posts. Reviews flood websites like The Verge, Engadget, as well as many tech YouTuber’s regular videos. Surely the average person isn’t looking to purchase this many gadgets at a time? Right? Much of tech news is centered around hardware purchases. Affiliate revenue…More

iPhone 12 Review

I didn’t need this phone, but I bought it anyways. I like it. I’ve always gone for the top-of-the-line phone, but this year I wanted to downsize a bit. Feeling good about my choice, but ping me in 2 weeks when my return window is closing. Also buy a fun color. I went with black.…More

Create like nobody is watching

Is anyone else out there an unknowing perfectionist? I’ve never thought of myself as someone who needed “perfection” in the things that I do. My apartment is normally a mess, my organizational skills leave much to be desired, and if you’ve seen my handwriting you’d see how good of a third example this is. But…More

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