Back to Square One: My Florida Speedweeks Venture

Some things remain the same and other things change. Best way to describe my 18 days in Florida with 13 of those were racing related. It's Florida, man! A phrase that's etched to me head, but it's true. More so, the constant weather variations define the phrase. This isn't a blog about how Florida weather …

All Aboard the Patreon Train

EVERETT, Wash. (January 7, 2021) – Entering my fourth season as an auto racing media writer and photographer, providing content for both Motorsports Tribune and The Podium Finish, I’m self-aware that at least the first half of 2021 will have greater challenges as a media journeyman due to the ongoing pandemic. I’ve thought real hard …

100 Songs I Felt the Vibe in 2020

Throughout the pandemic, music has been my escape from the hell I've dealt physically, mentally, emotionally, professionally and personally. As if my musical tastes weren't bizarre enough, it was validated this year in 2020. Some are greater than others, but one thing remained the same. Each song left a tremendous impact on me and I …

From The Lens: Best of 2020

"It's still 2020!" - Kyle Busch (August 29, 2020) That peculiar phrase will go down as my personal takeaway on this putrid year. I've been over 2020 since May and tried my hardest to carry own. I wish I could tell you I've done several portrait photoshoots in the state of Washington and California, but …

Throwback Thursday: 100 Songs I Felt the Vibe in 2018

With the final month of 2020 mercifully here, I wanted to write a different blog that has little to do with racing as the core subject. In fact, music which my other passion. No, I'm far from a musician or an instrument player since I stopped taking band courses in 2007, but I love listening, …

One Year Later: Phoenix Reflection

When I called my last 2019 trip "My Road Ends Here," little did I knew that title would ring different meanings because Phoenix has changed me in more ways than one. On a week everyone are either still waiting for one certain outcome to be determined or ready for 2020 to be over with, I …

Hellfire and Brimstone: Reflecting on an Awkward Year No. 25

People have said a phrase that goes like this: "Nobody likes you when you're 23!" I challenge you with 25 as the year no one seriously likes you.WRITER'S NOTE: I was going to go with "Nobody Really Likes You When You're 25," but I went with a more subtle title because it's a better representation …

Coming to Temperamental Terms About My Media Career

Unless some Christmas miracle happens, I'm slowly starting to accept this Friday at Evergreen may be my last on-assignment for 2020, maybe ever. I'm not really thinking about Indy, Vegas, Texas or even Phoenix right now. I want to cover those, but I'm just focusing on Friday. This was the mindset I had this Wednesday …

I’m So Over This Hatred Filled Year

What I'm going to say is genuinely how I feel about this disturbing moment NASCAR are dealing with right now because this is no doubt the last thing the sport needs on what's already been a hatred filled 2020. It left me wanting to punch something or lash out, but like I normally do. I …

The Darkest Month of May

"I just don't know what to say except it's just super tragic. It's terrible. It's horrible." - Rusty Wallace (July 7, 2000) A simple quote that was regarding the tragic death of Kenny Irwin, Jr. just resonated with me tonight. Therefore, just this one time I need to break out of my silence and reach …