Bird Island Reserve & Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Few places, especially coastal beachfronts, are completely untouched my commercial development. Tucked away at the Southeastern-most corner of North Carolina is a well-kept, pristine secret, Bird Island. What was once a standalone island, can now be accessed by foot thanks to years of hurricane activity. Just one major rule applies to the public: don’t disturb…


Battleship North Carolina

The USS North Carolina is a very prominent landmark of the Cape Fear River across from Downtown Wilmington. Living there for nearly five years, I saw it constantly, but never made the trip over to explore the memorial. In an attempt to see everything North Carolina has to offer in the next year (or so),…

Google OnHub Router

Google OnHub Router Review

This post is sponsored by Douglas Media Group: Wifi routers are liberating, but can be a giant pain in the rear. Namely, to setup them up is a trying task for even the intermediate computer user. It generally requires the login to some IP address from a connected computer, and then navigation through archaic menus…


AppleTV Review

The following post is sponsored by Douglas Media Group: Cord cutting is a growing trend, especially among younger consumers. This trend consists of ditching traditional cable providers in favor of digital replacements. Most content is then just streamed to a television or other device via the internet. Insert the AppleTV. A popular streaming device for the…


Should You Apple Watch?

This post is brought to you by: Some of you know about Apple’s latest wearable tech, the Apple Watch. For those of you who don’t, it’s basically an iPhone for your wrist. Well, that’s not entirely true, but you get the idea. It’s a 38mm, or 42mm touchscreen device that not only tells you the…


American Exceptionalism

There has long been an idea of American Exceptionalism. The American Dream. Manifest Destiny. We’ve all seen Will McAvoy’s infamous answer to “Is America the greatest nation on earth?” during the pilot of The Newsroom. In 2009 President Obama said: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British…


Information Is Sour

They tell me if I’m not angry then I don’t have a clue. I’ve heard it said on my afternoon drive home from work that the nation is on the verge of a Constitutional crisis, in reference to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Just the other day John Boehner secured another term as Speaker…

Millennial voting in 2014 Midterm elections

A Post-Midterm Message for Millennials: Despite Small Gains, Our Fight Is Far from Over

Whether you have spent the past few weeks hot on the campaign trail or generally disengaged from the political process, election season is inescapably exhausting for everyone. As a grassroots campaigner, much of my fall semester was spent having conversations with the electorate while canvasing neighborhoods, making phone calls and registering individuals to vote. In…

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