Weathering the Storm

Empty store shelves. Businesses shuttering their doors. A surge in firearm and ammunition sales. The last few weeks have held many inauspicious hallmarks of a coming apocalypse. And while I don’t believe that COVID-19 is the harbinger of doom, it’s certainly tested our world’s collective ability to grapple with uncertainty — including my own. When…

Cat Log: The Embiggening, Part 2

In my last Cat Log — a piece of gonadal gonzo journalism — I covered Ozzy’s inevitable neutering. Several months have passed since the operation, and thankfully, the little guy seems to be doing well. Only now, he’s not so little. Part of the excitement of owning a Maine Coon or another large cat breed…

Sober October 2019: The First Half

The first time I heard about Sober October was during an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience — a podcast that everyone and their mother seems to have listened to. Typically, Rogan’s show features interviews with an eclectic range of special guests. However, this particular episode found Rogan and three of his comedian buddies in…

Cat Log: The Neutering

This is a post chronicling the continuing story of Oswald, or “Ozzy,” my Maine Coon/Norwegian Forest Cat. To catch up on everything that’s happened so far, click here. Aside from a scorching hot sun, the onset of August 2019 brought a wave of slight anxiety my way. Ozzy was about to turn six months old,…

Nicotine as a Nootropic: What’s the Buzz?

Despite being discovered centuries ago in 1828, nicotine might be one of the most misunderstood drugs in modern history. Ask the average person what they know about nicotine, and you’ll likely hear stern-browed remarks like “it’s highly addictive,” “causes cancer,” or “never start using it — it’ll destroy your life.” But, I have to admit…