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How good do you have to be to make the baseball Hall of Fame? The reality is that so many variables play into what makes one "worthy" of the Hall that there's no clean metric. Longevity matters. Leadership matters. Defense matters. Championships matter. But at the end of the day, what should matter...

With election season looming, the Presidential candidates are canvassing America, trying their best to win the hearts and minds of the majority of the country. But what "is" the majority of the country?

While it’s simple to say, the majority of America is a lot bigger than a lot of people realize. As...

Holiday fatigue is real. Moving forward America could benefit from a more considered approach to which holidays we celebrate, and how often we celebrate them.

Currently, there are 18 holidays celebrated by some degree by a significant share of workplaces. Eight holidays are celebrated by more than ha...

With a capacity of up to 110,000, Ohio State boasts one of the most intimidating home-field environments in college football. But which games this century have been most intimidating at the 'Shoe?

Crowd Noise in College Football

Unlike most other sports, college football is blessed with a nearly endle...

Originally published in New Geography

The City of Broad Shoulders may have two faces, but how will it age? This was the essence of the question that the Chicago Tribune was asking in October of 2013 when it urged readers to re-envision the city’s original 1909 plan in a modern context. It's a questio...

Originally published on New Geography

For years, the Federal Government has been approving general budget stopgaps to fund highway construction across the country. Slowly, they’ve also come around to acknowledging the obvious: That despite their efforts, the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the primary po...

In 2018 the Wall Street Journal published this piece that examined where graduates from top colleges move after they finish college.

It illustrated how few cities in the United States truly attract national talent, and why companies like Amazon that hope to attract 99th percentile national talent, fo...

With a carefully curated collection of artistic mishaps, the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) may be the world's best monument to artistic failure, and possibly my favorite overlooked "museum" in the world. 

While we've all sketched a spiky-haired stick figure or cringed at the yet-uncoordinated drawings in...

Saudi Arabia is democratizing. In 2019 for the first time ever women are driving, the cinemas are open, and young people are mixing in the streets and in restaurants. The Kingdom is investing like never before in broadening its economy and establishing a private sector. And, importantly, they have i...

The National Mall Sketchbook is a collection of pieces I've been developing throughout the summer of 2019, each focused on an element of the National Mall. Each piece is a ~1 to ~2 hour sketch using a #2 HB pencil. This gallery will continue to be updated. It includes sketches of:

  • Capitol Buildin...

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