A New Age of Music In February of 2017, Chance the Rapper made history by collecting three Grammy awards, including best new artist and best rap album. This, after the Academy changed its rules to allow artists who self release through streaming services to be eligible for Grammy nominations—probably because Chance’s popularity with both critics… Continue reading Independent Alt-Country
I have been residing in Westmont in my single bed apartment for about seven months now. I finally feel like I am settling in and getting the lay of the land. There is a beautiful “lake” behind my apartment building. I put it in quotes because it’s more like a glorified pond, but I guess there’s… Continue reading Just Another Chapter (life update)
I know there is sometimes confusion about what I’m dealing with (it even confuses me), so I wanted to try to convey a more accurate depiction. If today you asked me what was wrong with me, I would say that my immune system is in the midst of a battle against an intelligent, complex, and… Continue reading Clarity (Health & Treatment Update)
Putting the “Lymelight” to Rest... When I initially created this site, the sole purpose was to keep people updated about my health. Now, as I post more and more about random things (and plan to continue to), this blog is serving a new set of functions. The first is simply to keep me distracted and… Continue reading Welcome to Mild Cabin Fever
Today I feel increasingly aware of a society obsessed with attention, particularly in the form of feedback. Granted, we are social beings and all need a certain amount of feedback from those around us. This way we can adjust our behavior―learning to live and operate in society without ripping each other’s heads off. On the… Continue reading The Cost of Hyperconnectivity
This was the last message/update I had sent out to some friends and family before I created this blog. I wrote it shortly after the Summer Olympics of 16’ and with the Winter Olympics heating up, I thought it was relevant to share (since it’s partly about my “experience” at the summer olympics).… Continue reading A “Blast” from the Past
D.J. Nolan coming at you with five new artists suggestions, this time in the “indie pop” genre! I chose these artists simply because I listen to their songs a lot and am a huge fan of theirs. Their music struck a chord with me (pun intended) and that's why I wanted to share them with… Continue reading Indie Pop
So, at last, it’s the dawn of another year: “Twenty eighteen” …it kind of rolls off the tongue (well, not really). My twenty seventeen was less than ideal, but I know this will be a much better year. Which isn’t saying much, since the bar has been set pretty damn low. The highlight of last year… Continue reading A New Year and Reality TV
I spend a ridiculous amount of time listening to music (all kinds of music) and seeking out new or more obscure artists. I know not everybody has as much time as I do to sift through the ever growing collection of contemporary music and find artists or songs they like… So I have decided to… Continue reading Folk and Americana
A few months ago, I had a pretty major setback. It was sort of devastating. Looking back, I can clearly see where it went wrong. I pushed the envelope too far, much farther than my body/mind was capable of going at that point. Couple that with some unavoidable stress, whilst coming off a week of… Continue reading Happy Holidays!
So I was reading up a little bit on blogs. Turns out it wasn’t until around 2004 that blogs became mainstream. The word “blog” is actually derived from the ancient term web-log, hence the name. Blogs are just one of various forms of logging, all of which chronicle information and/or experiences. Today’s blogs vary in… Continue reading The Evolution of Logging
Oh man, I can’t believe it’s been six months. Sorry! If it’s any consolation, the last six months have been relatively uneventful. My health was progressing more or less consistently up until about June. That was when I moved into a new apartment complex in Oak Brook (my old one was getting renovated). To make… Continue reading Long Time, No Talk
A couple weeks ago, I traveled to Washington for an appointment at JSC. It was my third time visiting D.C., and I noticed the stark difference since my first and even second appointment there. This time around, I had the energy to take a cab ride all around the city. I was able to get… Continue reading Round Three
Growing up, I loved exploring Nature and being out in the country. I took advantage of every opportunity to get closer to her, whether it was through hiking, boating, snowboarding, or catching animals. You could say I had an almost intimate relationship with Nature. Immersing myself in Nature became infectious. My problems would melt away… Continue reading Nature Calling…? Use Protection.
Hey, I didn’t want to hold out on you guys any longer about how I did through the first round of antibiotics. I also wanted to share all the positive things that have happened since my last post, as well as the treatment details going forward. First, to fill you in, for 8 of the last 10… Continue reading Bring on “Round Two”
I realize I've been kind of missing in action for the last couple of years, and I wanted to fill you in, tell you about my current condition and plans going forward, as well as send out some overdue thank yous. Well as you may or may not know, I have Lyme Disease, or more… Continue reading M.I.A.