The Outsider: Lessons from Twitch.TV

Do you ever feel like an outsider simply observing from the sidelines? I’m sure everyone has felt like that at some point in their life. For me, it’s a constant. I have a tendency to observe, but rarely have the confidence or drive to join in. Part of it is from a general lack of desire to join in—I do better on my own. But another part of me desperately wants to be a part of something but is way too anxious. A year and a half ago, that changed. I had been encouraged to start streaming videogames on a […]

Editorial: Star Citizen, Streaming, and PTSD

Editorial: Star Citizen, Streaming, and PTSD

Yesterday, October 16, 2016, marked a thirteen year anniversary which, in spite of my best intentions, I vividly recall each and every year. On October 16th, 2003 in Karbala, Iraq, three members of my first United States Army unit were killed in action. Their names were Corporal Sean Grilley, Staff Sergeant Joseph Bellavia, and Lieutenant Colonel Kim Orlando. These wasn’t the first deaths in Iraq I faced, nor would they be the last. But it was a turning point for me as a human being and a soldier. Colonel Orlando, despite his rank and the fact that he was my […]

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