Making a Career from Blogging

January 15, 2017
This started off as a Facebook post. I kept trying to condense it down, but I inevitably had to leave important details out. Somebody asked a little while after I posted my last Facebook status about making blogging my career in 2017, “how do you...

Dating In The Age of Social Media

January 3, 2017
I’ve got an idea. It’s going to be short, quick, and easy. If we all slowed down a little bit, we’d have a lot more fun. The next romantic interest you come across, let’s try something new – the friend test. As I browse all...

This Is Why You’re Still Single

December 5, 2016
I’m very skeptical of “cure-all” fixes. I don’t claim to have them. What I do have is a perspective, and experience. I find people to be very interesting to talk to and observe, if for no other reason than to hear their problems – especially...

Welcome to Nashville

September 6, 2016
It’s been a long time coming. I’ve finally landed and it feels so good. The Downtown Dweller started back in early 2013, when I sought to craft a blog and an online presence that personified my ideal life – that of a downtown dweller. Now,...


August 22, 2015
Finding meaning is at one time or another a core desire in everyone’s life. It kinda helps you define what you’re here to accomplish, which trickles down from macro to micro, to the point of determining literally what you do with each and every moment....

Making New Years Resolutions That Work

January 21, 2014
We’re not that far into 2014, and chances are those resolutions most people have made haven’t really seen the light of day. As I’m sitting here at Barnes & Noble on my day off, I was thinking about what might be an interesting new topic...

Out and Proud

June 7, 2013
It seems like I can hardly turn left or right, but what I see who’s just come out of the closet. It’s on the news, all over the internet, and a topic of conversation everywhere. There’s a certain momentum that’s gaining a lot of speed,...
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Why are we here? It’s a very tough question. I believe it’s for the experience. It’s tough to narrow things down, because it places unnecessary limits on who or what you can do and become. I believe that the basis of life is freedom, the purpose of life is joy, and the result of your life is expansion. I truly believe we are here for the experience; to have fun, birth new desires, go on journeys of all kinds, and always be open to and in search of whatever makes us happiest. That’s always changing, and that contrast that gives us new desires is what makes life so interesting.

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