Author Archives: Wes

Western Clearing

What’s in a name? Does it forge your destiny, or do you live to embody it? When I started this blog in May of 2012, I intended for it to be an outlet for a few things — to grow … Continue reading

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2014 MLS Eastern Conference Standings Prediction

Taking a look at the other side of the table, here are my predictions for the standings in the Eastern Conference. Despite not housing as many of the perennial powers in the league, the East is difficult to predict due … Continue reading

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2014 MLS Western Conference Standings Prediction

Predicting the Western Conference is always a tough battle, for differing reasons than predicting the East. For one, it’s been a perennial powerhouse of clubs for a good 10 years. Secondly, where the top clubs finish is always a crapshoot … Continue reading

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Your Revolution is Rather Resistible: a Critique

I wrote the following critique in February 2012 which I planned to publish on either a collaborative libertarian website or my own blog. Unfortunately, the document was “swept” into a random folder on an old computer, and neither ever occured… … Continue reading

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Handling the Emotions of Defeat

Sport is a bitch sometimes. It’s a cruel mistress. It’s abusive and demoralizing and disenfranchising. And yet fans continue coming back to it, to their team, to their players, to their city. Regardless of how many times they’ve been frustrated … Continue reading

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Between the Cracks

I’m very aware that I’m not mainstream. I freely admit to it. And I’m ok with that. I was never the popular kid growing up. Anything but, actually. At the same time, I never really disliked the groups of people … Continue reading

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#MapMOOC Lesson 2 Map Assignment

This week’s assignment for Coursera‘s class entitled “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution”, we were asked to observe change between US Topographical maps and satellite imagery. I struggled a bit to find something that interested me. Toying with various parts of … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Unintended Unorthodoxy?

Chicago Fire head coach Frank Klopas is bucking more than just his usual dressy garb for a polo shirt and casual pants on the sideline recently. He seems to be bucking many traditional tactics usually seen on MLS pitches as … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Banner of Heaven

Reviewed on Goodreads.com Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book Under the Banner of Heaven is a synthesis of two things — a raw look at the history of Mormonism; and a glaring expose on the 1984 double murder in Provo, Utah carried … Continue reading

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A Note on Salvation

The following ramblings are my personal thoughts which were sent to a friend/mentor on some common spiritual themes we had discussed recently. Please read, enjoy, and be encouraged.

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