Author Archives: DJ Podgorny

How Sports Transcend Cultures — Notes from a World Traveler

How Sports Transcend Cultures — Notes from a World Traveler Wherever you go, sports serve as a unifying factor. Three 1 minute rounds have never hurt so badly Three months ago, I embarked on a trip that was supposed to end a few days ago. … Read More

Three Things I Learned from Living in a Van for a Year

Three Things I Learned from Living in a Van for a Year A couple of weeks ago, I started the next chapter of my life. After spending 351 days living in a van, I have finally moved on. For those of … Read More

The Realizations of the Real World

The Realizations of the Real World 2015 was a year like none other. I had some of the most fantastic experiences of my life, made incredible friends and reached new heights. While it was one of my best years, it lacked … Read More

One Lesson We Can All Learn from Californication

One Lesson We Can All Learn from Californication One Lesson We Can All Learn from Californication Prior to my recent relocation to the West Coast, I was enjoying brunch with my father, sister, and future brother-in-law on Chicago’s north side. … Read More

Six things I learned from wearing the same shirt everyday for a month

Six things I learned from wearing the same shirt everyday for a month Six things I learned from wearing the same shirt everyday for a month This past month, I embarked on a new challenge: live a clothing minimalistic lifestyle. This test … Read More

Why My Children Will Be Citizens of the World

Today as I was catching an Uber back from Guitar Center (impulse buys are the worst), I had one of the most interesting discussions with my driver, Mohammed. Mohammed is an immigrant from Egypt, where he earned his degree in … Read More