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More than vicarious living

There’s nothing like the joy you get from watching your kid.

1095 Days of Awesome

Today is the third anniversary of the smartest thing I ever did.

Solved: How to successfully pick up a waitress

One of man’s most consistently troubling problems may have been solved. Now we need your help.

Love your neighbor more than your politics

The television does rot brains, it’s not reality television that’s the culprit. It’s the “news”.

Hugs from strangers

I’m not doing this out of love – I’m doing it because you caught me at a good time.

Swept anyone off their feet lately?

Overheard a conversation at the coffee shop this morning. A girl fell in love over the weekend. The guy really did sound amazing, but the thing that struck me the most was that he wasn’t doing anything that remarkable. Rare, but not remarkable. The guy’s an actor (in New York of all places.) – The […]

Grow Up

When I was in college, I skipped a lot of class. I used to rationalize it by saying to myself I was busy with other things. I was running a couple student groups, I was coaching football, I was working a job, I was spending a lot of time at the local bookstore reading marketing […]

Dart Practice

It’s a little embarassing when people ask me what my fiance and I talk about when we’re alone. Embarassing because the conversations usually go something like this: Person 1: What kind of tree is that? Person 2: You’re a tree. Person 1: You’re a leaf. Person 2: You’re a fig. Person 1: You’re a newton. […]

A great man

Manhood is a diffiult thing to accomplish. In the past few weeks, I’ve had a number of female friends talk with me at length about their difficulty in ‘finding a good man.’ Indeed, this seems to be something that plagues most women I’ve met (other than the ones I’ve dated, of course.) On occasion I’ve […]

Life, love, and the pursuit of being clever

I saw Capote last night. Pretty disturbing film. It made me think back to when I was doing my best writing, my most vigorous thinking. It was at a time in my life when I was most unhappy. My business was struggling, my relationship of 4 years had come to an end…it was a pretty […]