BRENT STOLLER

Writer. Advice giver. Peanut butter and chocolate enthusiast.

Why Do I Dread Sunday Nights?

Dread

My professional career path has zigged as much as it’s zagged. Manual labor, administrative inundations, soul-siphoning corporate bidding — my mishmashed resume is as coherent as a toddler’s cry for his sippy cup.

But last year I became a full-time contributor to three print magazines, which has been as rewarding as I’d hoped. For the first time in some time, going to work doesn’t feel like colonoscopy prep.

And yet, I still dread Sunday nights.

Tales of a First-Time Homeowner

Home disaster

For most things in life, acquisition requires qualification. This is true of purchasing a home. Credit checks, tax returns, loan applications — these all must be evaluated before anyone hands over any keys. And while such analyses assess your capability of buying a house, they don’t address your capacity for caring for a house.

Which is why I’m allowed to own one.

Why Do I Read My Articles’ Comments Section?

In November 2014, my article “Am I Too Much of an Adult to Still Be a Sports Fan?” was published by Yahoo.

This was huge for me. And as I clicked on the story, barely able to conceal my excitement, I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.

Then I scrolled to the comments section.

Can Exercise Inspire More Than Just Physical Growth?

Man exercising

A body at rest remains at rest. The imprints on my couch prove true Newton’s first law of motion. I want to engage, but too often I’m met with a wall of resistance.

But recently I discovered there’s a second part to Newton’s first law, and it holds the key to breaking through:

A body in motion remains in motion.

Why I Hate Being a Sports Fan

Texas Rose Bowl

I was born into a University of Texas family, and I was raised within a burnt orange shadow — meaning at a young age, I fell for the Longhorns. Hard.

For pathetic or worse, some of the seminal moments of my life have involved UT athletics. Which raises the question:

What’s wrong with me?