Category 40daysofwriting

Number 27: Right Above It

Note: I wanted to make sure to publish this before being happy with it because of the timing. Many of you are graduating or getting your Master’s around this time, and even more of you have expressed to me how unhappy you are with your current job or life situation otherwise. We’ve all been there […]

What day is it again?

UPDATE: I’m taking a week or so off from publishing my blog. I was going to post this yesterday, but didn’t want people to think I was April Fooling them. This week has been incredibly busy and will be even busier on the backend, coupled with some engagements this weekend and a UConn National Championship […]

Day 26: On the three things

There’s an old saying. I’m not exactly sure how it goes. But it’s something like this: “There are three things a man has that you should not mess with: His wife. His children. And his alma mater.” Well, ladies and gentlemen, the UConn Huskies ARE my wife and kids. And we were left for dead. […]

Day 24 & 25: West Cliff & Columbia

Black is not a color most people would associate with beauty. Black is the absence of all light. The absence of all color. Most people would be wrong. Black is the canvas on which imagination, reflection, dreams come to life. Darkness allows beauty to shine. The moon. The stars. No matter where in the world […]

Day 23: On flipping over the desk

I was driving home from Sausalito. Saturday morning. I was just pulling onto Hwy 1 when SVP & Russillo got into the Jim Calhoun story that was circulating (I was listening to the previous day’s podcast and, if you’re a sports fan, their podcast is can’t miss). If you’re unfamiliar – and you absolutely shouldn’t be […]

Day 22: Style

Get your hair cut regularly, a week before you will look like you need one. Modern, but classic. Clean. Never too trendy. Tip well. Get your eyebrows plucked and trimmed. It’s not girly or feminine. It’s about details. Clip your nails. Shave often. Leave stubble. Never let the hairs over run the first thing anyone will notice […]

Day 21: The Maze

It was a really cute neighborhood when we moved in. It was the summer before I started kindergarten. I remember sitting on our couch with my two brothers on our new lawn. I remember watching as our furniture and belongings were moved into our new home. I remember it being a very hot August day […]

Day 20: Halfway

Lord it’s a hard thing to overcome to wake up and find the whiskey’s gone. I roll out of bed. I grab a new pair of boxer-briefs and an A-shirt from my dresser. I open my bedroom door and walk across the hall into the bathroom. I turn on the lights. I place my garments […]

Day 18 and 19: Inside the birdcage

Gonna drift to the great wide open Gonna set my spirit free Wont stop until I reach the ocean Gonna break these chains holding me This weekend I had the fortune of meeting up with a couple buddies of mine from the east coast. Paul and Nick were in Sausalito working on a documentary for […]

Day 17: When I see this bar

There are few things in this life that will bring you back quite like a bar does. Music is one. Music might be the only one. No, bars are a catalyst for time travel. The establishment exists in a certain location and exists in a certain time of your life. You were a different person […]