I'm an 18 year homeschool graduate, and a military brat, AKA a Third Culture Kid. I currently am in transition between High school and College. however, I'm also pushing forward with a new project called the Liter8 Network, which is dedicated to providing thoughtful information for the everyday user. I host a number of podcasts and blogs there, and am attempting to produce unique and valuable media, as well as support myself financially through it. Also, I am an avid reader, a wannabe writer, and an overall geek.
Areas of Expertise
Podcasting, Ideas, Creativity & Curiosity, Science fiction & Fantasy, conversation, Web media, Family, Truth
An idea worth spreading
That everything is "Genius". Genius is a term we use to define intellectual strength, but is actually a word that can be used to define both creativity, and excellence. As Albert Einstein once said, "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." So, by encouraging people to find out what they can do to e a genius, or to create something that is genius is something that all people can work towards.
I'm passionate about
Seeing people have the opportunity to be creative/innovative. Also, I love seeing new directions of information, and people discovering "The Hidden Side of Everything"
Talk to me about
Science fiction, philosophy, themes, literature, podcasting, blogging, creativity, new examples of genius
People don't know I'm good at
cooking. I'm fantastic at it. I also am fairly good at biking, and holding onto and explaining abstract concepts.
My TED story
I'm a military brat, and have lived all over the world. This has given me a different perspective on life than a lot of poeple. I've had the opportunity to grow, and engage many subjects, and understand that we need to at least consider all sides of an argument, especially when considering what is life, or our faith. Does considering the other side's arguments a sacrilege? Absolutely not! Hopefully, one's opportunities to engage the big questions will also allow them to learn for themselves what is real, and what is simply an illusion. TED is a great medium for me, since it's attempting to discover and share multiple opinions about ideas and perspectives that I wouldn't consider. In fact, a lot of it has brought new facts and perspectives to ideas that I've assumed because of my faith in Christ. But no matter what, there's always something new to learn from others.