About Me

Staying safe in New York City during the COVID-19 outbreak by wearing a surgical mask

Thanks for dropping by! This is the personal blog and website of Bradley Farless.

I’ve been updating this blog for over 10 years. I started it when I was living in Singapore in Southeast Asia. It was something of a travel and experience journal. Later, it became a place for me to post my undergrad and graduate classwork, which is the most popular content on the website. Nowadays, I mostly post about my cats, my thoughts regarding current events, and random things I’m doing in my daily life in New York City.

Professional & Academic Background

Driving into Baghdad, Iraq, in April 2003.
December, 2007 in Kuwait

I’m an Army Veteran. I served in OIF in 2003 and in 2007. I joined the Army directly out of high school and spent time at both Fort Stewart and Fort Bliss in addition to overseas deployments. My occupational specialty was logistics (92A). I received awards like the Army Achievement Medal (3x), a stack of certificates of achievement, and some cool stuff like a Silver German Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

Heading to the graduation ceremony at the City College of New York on June 5, 2019

I have a Master’s degree in History from the City College of New York, City University of New York, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in History and Jewish Studies from the same institution. I was inducted into ΦΒΚ (Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society) upon graduating. I was on the Dean’s List 3x and received an award for a paper I wrote.

You can see more information about my past and current professional and academic accomplishments on my LinkdIn profile.

Hobbies & Interests:

  1. Learning foreign languages. I’m working on Japanese, Spanish, and Hebrew right now. Two of those I spent time studying in school and the other has been a lifelong hobby that I’m finally getting serious about.
  2. Studying religion & philosophy
  3. My cats. I have 4.
  4. Anime/Manga
  5. Video games. I’m currently playing Overwatch, Zelda BotW, and The Witcher 3.
  6. Reading, reading, reading. I average about 55-100 books a year (Goodreads profile).

A few of the more prominent categories on my blog: