Category: Words

Photo by Mike Higdon

Haggis, neeps and Scots: A land of green, history and whisky

“Where are you headed?” asked the British customs agent when I arrived at the Manchester Airport in England. “Scottish Highlands for two weeks,” I told him. “Ah, the land of men in skirts. Where are you from?” “United States,” I vaguely remembered after the 12 hours of flying. “Didn’t we burn down your White House?” I’m thinking, “oh shit, did… Read more →

Photo by Mike Higdon

Creativity is an exhausting slog, punctuated by moments of joy

Creativity vacillates between dopamine-fueled highs and soul-sucking lows. That’s what makes it so fun and terrifying. It’s not for everybody. People write all these blog posts about how to be creative, I assume, for the folks who are already creative but are currently living on the soul-sucking half of the wave and need someone to tell them how to be creative all. day.… Read more →

Chuck Norris: The Manliest Man Alive

A blast from the past, I interviewed Chuck Norris back in 2006. It was one of my favorite stories I wrote in college. It was lost when the hosting for the Nevada Sagebrush expired, so here it is again for old time sake. Denting the world, one kick at a time According to “facts” floating around on the Internet, Chuck… Read more →