Category Archives: Authors

You Have My Divided Attention

The effect of modern digital communications on quality of life is a scary-big topic. This post is about my inner war with Facebook. How do you justify, monitor, or otherwise ponder the role of social media in your life?   … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Who Wants to Play?

Last Friday evening, for all 2 hours and 22 minutes of the Hunger Games, I was riveted, and not alone. The audience around me gasped, screamed, and hollered almost to match the cast. Yet I left the Hunger Games feeling … Continue reading

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It’s Valentine’s Day. Close the Office!

This Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, my office is closed. None of my friends have the day off. Neither does my girlfriend. Google “Valentine’s Day businesses closed” and you’ll see titles like “Why Small Businesses Love Valentine’s Day.” Why? Gue$$. It’s not because they’re having … Continue reading

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Where to Live? The City, Naturally.

I live a short walk from Prospect Park, the Brooklyn sibling of Central Park. In the summer, the air of Prospect Park is filled with a shimmer of charcoal, the unrestrained shouts of children, and the gentle flap of kites shifting … Continue reading

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A Letter a Day Keeps the Blues Away

My sophomore year of college, I trapped myself into a bad cycle.  I was overextending myself as an activist—though at first enjoying it.  The campaigns I was involved in and program I started up were important to me, and I … Continue reading

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The Forty-Hour Week

Last fall, my commitment to “saving the world” shifted from 24/7 to 9-5.  The short story is that I graduated and got a job.  And then there’s the long story. September in the mid-‘90s.  On Back To School morning, Daddy … Continue reading

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How Best To Change The World?

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  – Howard Thurman How best to change the world? As an activist, this … Continue reading

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