• The Blog Thoughts on Economics, Life, and Anything that Catches my Eye


The majority of my blog is on economics, including new information I learn in my classes and economic news that catches my eye, especially on fiscal and monetary matters.


I love politics and the news in general. My thoughts on any current stories that catch my attention can be found here as well.


From video editing to joining the military to setting out on a career in economics, details of my somewhat unusual life path are mixed in to all the economics and news.
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  • School and Life Update – September 2017

    It’s been quite the break, hasn’t it?  You can mainly blame work.  It’s the busiest year for the Coast Guard since I joined in 2011.  Updates below the break.

  • Goal Setting and Tracking in Academic Settings

    As usual, summer proved very busy and left me little time to write.  A new intake process for new personnel has meant fall is as well.  Thus, I’ve been absent, but not idle.  Improvements to my goal setting and tracking have yielded some great results.  

  • Group Work: Why I Don’t Believe In It

    Every motivated and/or introverted student has run into it.  You have been making great progress in a class when you right smack into the wall that is group work.  As a credentialed teacher, there is no other teaching strategy that I am so critical of, mainly because I was and am one of the students […]

  • Plans and Hopes: Earning a Ticket to Graduate Program

    Nothing worth doing is ever easy.  That’s the saying.  It’s particularly true when you work a job with variable hours, on a schedule that, while following a pattern, doesn’t leave you with a set “weekend” week to week that leaves your energy levels all over the map while trying to earn a college degree.  It’s […]

  • A Season of Flux – An Update

    There is so much going on this fall.  Where to start?  I know I owe you all quite an update.

  • Weekend Project

    I decided to build my own gaming PC. The console cost about $640 but has the parts of a $900 to $1000 computer from a company like Alienware or iBuyPower! This is my first PC build ever. It was surprisingly easy with good tutorials from Lifehacker and NewEgg, and I’m pretty proud of myself.

  • The Rains Return

    A day after Metro Detroit was left underwater from near-record rainfall another line of storms prepares to move through. The thunder, lightening, and rain all stated about 5 minutes after this picture was taken.

  • Commencing Infinite Summer

    If only, right?  Not actually.  Infinite Summer, rather, is the summer-long project of reading David Foster Wallace’s epic Infinite Jest. 

  • Storm Approaching

    A thunderstorm rolls over St. Clair Shores, Michigan and towards Lake St. Clair on June 18, 2014.

  • Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

    Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero […]

  • Site Update

    I’ve neglected this site pretty badly recently – school and work have taken up a lot of my time.  However, she finally got an overhaul.