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 12 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 in Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar. 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 LinkedIn 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 6.
  4. Anime/Manga
  5. Video games. I’m currently playing Dead by Daylight most often and sometimes Overwatch or Grand Theft Auto V.
  6. Reading, reading, reading. I average about 55-100 books a year (Goodreads profile).

A few of the more prominent categories on my blog: