chris dant

Chris Dant Grandview, Ohio

I see Chris infrequently but it’s always a pleasure. He is a great example of an adult that still rides because he genuinely enjoys it. Scootering is at a strange point where anyone over twenty is a pioneer of age. If you compare it to the spans of skateboarders time, many are professional until around forty. Commitment and taking care of your body seems to be it, and I am sure my generation of peers will do fine.

This week on “Parallels of the Dangerous and Problematic”...

I will never get tired of seeing the things these two have in common.

This week: Stalking up to opponents. Even if Vergil’s is more of a casual stroll than Albert’s.

May 28h 2016 • Reading update.
I finished The Last Star by Rick Yancey and gave it 2/5 stars. I enjoyed reading it but I found this third and final book to be rather underwhelming unfortunately, and I wasn’t moved by the ending. Now I’m going to continue with The Queen of the Tearling, Born for This and With Malice (which I received from the publisher on netgalley). Am really curious to know what happened to Jill and Simone. I think I’ll then move on to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe which a friend of mine lent me recently. I have a feeling it’s going to be a new favorite of mine.

Have a great weekend! Mine will consist of catching up on my literary commentary.


I am the way into the city of woe,
I am the way into eternal pain,
I am the way to go among the lost.

Justice caused my high architect to move,
Divine omnipotence created me,
The highest wisdom, and the primal love.

Before me there were no created things
But those that last forever—as do I.
Abandon all hope you who enter here.”
       ― Dante Alighieri, Inferno


west compost


First off, i’d also like to apologize for the absence these past weeks. I have moved back down south to Texas and it’s been a heavy and stressful process.

That being said, and since it is a Saturday, I am posting some new photographs that I have made since my return to the Lone Star State.

I left Denton, Texas the day after I graduated college, on December 16th, 2012, and moved back to my hometown, Dublin, Ohio. I had not been back since. Seven months doesn’t seem like a long time, but during that time a lot changed.

Good change, I would say. The season gave me time to rest, time to spend with friends and family, and time for my heart to mend. This season didn’t last as long as I would have hoped, though. Due to certain circumstances, I have returned to Texas for an “extended stay”, if you will. It’s not that I didn’t want to come back, to see people that mean so much to me and the city I spent the majority of the past four years in, but I wasn’t jumping for joy either.

Being back in this place has given me mixed emotions. I have felt excited and uncomfortable, overjoyed and lonely, content and awkward. I hope these photographs show that.