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Timothy Pate Morning

How to Wake Up Earlier (And Not Hate Yourself for It)

I used to try to squeeze in as much sleep as possible before frantically waking up, getting ready for work, and running out the door. The problem was that by the time I reached work I still hadn't mentally prepared myself for the day. So I decided to start waking up a little earlier in … Continue reading How to Wake Up Earlier (And Not Hate Yourself for It)

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Timothy Pate Japan

A Week in Japan

As promised in my last post, I'm finally getting around to writing about my recent trip to Japan. The memories are still fresh, and I want to get it down before everything I did starts blending together. Below you'll find a brief itinerary from my trip and some of the best highlights (there were many). … Continue reading A Week in Japan

Tim becomes a Tommie

If you follow me on social media (or, say, you know me in real life), you've heard my latest personal news: on Monday, November 13, I started a new position as Marketing Manager for the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. After nearly three years at Mall of America, I decided to make … Continue reading Tim becomes a Tommie

Timothy Pate Landscape Arboretum

Photography at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

A little over a week ago, my parents flew to Minnesota to see my wife in a ballet performance. I took the Friday before the show off work; and on the recommendation of a friend, took my parents to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Arboretum was recently named the top botanical garden in … Continue reading Photography at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Watching the NFL Meat Being Made

In the third quarter of Thursday night's matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, Danny Trevathan delivered a dirty hit on a defenseless receiver, Davante Adams. Video of the collision is disturbing, as Adams' mouthguard pops up above the collapsing players. What an idiotic, dangerous hit by Danny Trevathan. pic.twitter.com/cgBOkTooS1 — Brad … Continue reading Watching the NFL Meat Being Made

Better Copy Can’t Save This Tweet

Somehow this tweet from food porn content mill INSIDER food showed up on my timeline: Doughnuts that get a crown of 23K gold are the level of goals we strive to be at. 🍩 pic.twitter.com/5FAGisYyFQ — INSIDER food (@InsiderFood) September 8, 2017 My immediate reaction was to tell INSIDER food to fire their social media … Continue reading Better Copy Can’t Save This Tweet

Which Is It?

Is Donald Trump an unhinged menace to society? Or is he a responsible president, well equipped to deal with complex geopolitical issues? The former is the correct and obvious choice. But Democrats on the Hill are straddling both options — simultaneously telling their constituents the former, while passing policy that indicates they believe the latter. … Continue reading Which Is It?

Timothy Pate Taylors Falls

Color and Monochrome in Taylors Falls

I took advantage of a free schedule yesterday with a trip to Stillwater, Minnesota. After breakfast at Oasis Cafe (highly recommended) and a stop in Valley Bookseller (also recommended), my friend and I decided to make the 30-mile drive north to Taylors Falls. The little town across the river from Wisconsin boasts some pretty challenging … Continue reading Color and Monochrome in Taylors Falls

A More Expansive and Accurate Definition of White Supremacy

Ta-Nehisi Coates follows up his blockbuster article from The Atlantic with an equally stellar conversation with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. The point should be made again and again: white supremacy is not a club which requires a card for membership. White supremacy is a pervasive mode of operation that has poisoned American politics and society from the start, … Continue reading A More Expansive and Accurate Definition of White Supremacy