My First Night in College

Every college has its magical freshman bar. The repulsive sweat-stained, beer-soaked, dingy lighted sawdust bar where memories are made and true love is found. The bartenders do things completely illegal in any other establishment and the rules of regular life seem not to apply. The music is better than anything you could have hand-picked yourself. Reefer's was exactly that. It was also a nightmare.

Out of Office

You've had enough. A rough week at work rolled into a rough five months. It's time for a vacation.

The Creative Process

Any creative process is a dance between the inner and the outer; the unconscious and conscious mind; dreaming and doing; madness and method; solitary reflection and active collaboration.

What If?

Regret is a funny thing. You put things off for another day. You don't try that new thing you've been scared to do yet in your heart you know you are going to regret not doing it.  Like reaching out to that old friend you haven't seen in years, it seems so easy (and it …

On Golfing

“Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 50 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea of how to play.” – Gary Player, Golfer Fickle is not a word I use often. But golf is a fickle sport. Is it a sport? Of course it is. I get the argument …

Read Like There’s No Tomorrow: Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket I love reading. If I can say one semi-corny yet completely factual thing about reading, it's that it is the greatest possible tool you have in life. I'd put reading before important life skills such as communication or public speaking. Reading …

Bewildered Men of the Diamond District: Buying an Engagement Ring in New York City

Note: Back in the fall, I took a 10-week writing course at NYU. One of the pieces we were asked to write was a profile piece with a stranger. The assignment coincided with my appointment with a jeweler. So on my third visit, I decided to interview him on the spot.  Bewildered Men of the …

The Weekly Rapport: Because What Else Do You Have to Do Today?

Hi All, Welcome to the Weekly Rapport. A weekly guide of things I’m reading, doing, and experimenting with during this boring-ass quarantine. Enjoy. My Latest Quarantine Book Recommendations Every week I'm going to post a short video recommending three books. This week I share three books for personal development that will help you through our …