Monday, September 3, 2018 - 10:57pm
The House of the Rising Sun album

There are times when you just can’t get it right, and then there are times when you learn you haven’t been getting it right your entire life.

This summer I learned the difference between accuracy and precision. The lesson came in the form of a centuries-old folk song. It’s estimated “House of the Rising Sun” has been covered well over a hundred times, and I made it my mission these past few months to find the very best version.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 8:24pm

My flight ticket didn’t show the boarding gate, and “St. Louis” didn’t appear anywhere on the blue departure screens. I was panicking, but I didn’t want anyone to know I was panicking. This was my first solo flight, and I was determined to solve this on my own. So I stood in front of the departure screens until I felt security shooting me weird looks, and then I picked up my bag and started confidently walking in a random direction.