Welcome to A Patient Cycle. I’ve been maintaining this blog since April 2013, when I started it as an effort to give myself a longform outlet on a number of things rolling through my mind. I’m a kid from Duluth, Minnesota, and am devoted to life here, though the time I’ve spent in places like Washington DC influenced me deeply. On here you’ll see the distillation of some personal philosophies and political theories, musings on my travels, and adventures in fiction. Historically, you will also find some coverage of Duluth area politics, and while I may still dabble here from time to time, my current day job compels me to maintain some measure of professional distance from the day-to-day details of political life.
Oh, and you’ll see some stuff on hockey. A lot of high school hockey.
It may all seem disparate, but there is an attempt here to build a unified whole that brings together a lot of scattered threads into an idea of what life should be. If you’re intrigued, come along for the ride. Correspondence welcome.
Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed on this blog are my own and do not reflect the positions of any employers or other organizations with which I am affiliated.
Comment policy: In the interest of free exchange, I will approve any comment that is not spam or excessively vulgar or defamatory. Any comments that appear below my posts are the opinions of their authors, and approval of comments does not signify my endorsement of them. The bar is also somewhat higher if the subjects of the post are kids in high school. If you believe a comment made by another user is libelous, please inform me and provide an explanation, and realize that I am often not in a position to weigh the claims of two anonymous commenters against one another. I will revisit this policy if I believe the comment boxes have degenerated into the realm of trolling or otherwise diminish the blog experience.