Zero Distraction / An Anthology of Examined Nerdy Things

Where Have You Been?

If you’re putting cream and sugar in your coffee, not only are you doing it wrong, but what you’re drinking is not coffee. I’ll elucidate on why this is the case in a moment. Vancouver is known for many things–its delicious and diverse array of foods from a virtual cornucopia of cultures, gorgeous sea-side cycling […]

Read Post / January 18, 2016

Podcasting: Pitfalls And Lessons Learned

One of the things I treasure about podcasts, other than listening, performing, and producing them, is the tremendous community of amazing people surrounding the medium. I’ve cultivated great friendships with individuals who were complete strangers just a few short years ago. I’ve heard from others that they too share similar experiences. It’s been highly educational […]

Read Post / October 13, 2015

Eulogy for Isolina

My grandmother, Isolina, lived an amazingly fulliling life, which was enriched by those close to her that loved her, and we by her. She overcame adversity and hardship. Tragically being separated from her siblings after losing both of her parents at a young age, she managed to persevere, finding ways to survive, and eventually married […]

Read Post / July 25, 2015

The Uncomfortable Silence of Space

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is widely heralded as one of the most seminal pieces of science fiction ever seen on the big screen. I feel like I’m the last person on Earth to have watched this film. I feel like I missed the world’s greatest party. All of my friends talk about it. […]

Read Post / June 22, 2015

My Spider-Man Pitch

I’ve been reading comics off and on since the 80s. I’ve never personally found Spider-Man/Peter Parker interesting or compelling. Perhaps I’m overlooking a seminal piece that truly breaks ground and turns him into a more realistic and intriguing person, so please correct me if you think that’s the case. I have some ideas of what […]

Read Post / March 19, 2015